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Re: FFI supports callbacks

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
Subject: Re: FFI supports callbacks
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:23:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, Sep 05 2010, Ludovic Courtès wrote:

> Hi there!
> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> BTW, while we’re at it, how about make-foreign-function => 
>> pointer->procedure?
> We briefly discussed this on IRC.  One issue with the
> ‘pointer->procedure’ name is that ‘->’ procedures are most of the time
> one-argument procedures, whereas ‘make-foreign-function’ has 3 mandatory
> arguments.
> However, it occurred to me that what confuses me most about
> ‘make-foreign-function’ is that it actually makes a Scheme procedure out
> of a foreign function.
> Conversely, ‘procedure->pointer’ really makes a foreign function out of
> a Scheme procedure.
> In addition, I like the idea of having names that show the symmetry of
> these two procedures.
> So, what do you think?  :-)
> (I’m also open to different names that aren’t confusing and show the
> symmetry.)

export-foreign-function / export-to-foreign-function

procedure-from-foreign-function / foreign-function-to-procedure
procedure-to-foreign-function / foreign-function-from-procedure

procedure-from-foreign / foreign-to-procedure
procedure-to-foreign / foreign-from-procedure

at any rate, i find "pointer" not clear enough.

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
  - Alan Perlis, Epigrams in Programing

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