[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Chicken-users] s11n + rpc

From: Thomas Chust
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] s11n + rpc
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 00:35:16 -0000
User-agent: Opera M2/8.02 (MacPPC, build 2148)

Am 11.11.2005, 22:30 Uhr, schrieb Zbigniew <address@hidden>:

I was testing out the RPC egg and noticed it didn't work between a Mac
and a PC.  This stems from endian issues in the s11n egg.  Now, I
don't know if serialization was ever intended to work across
architectures, but I went ahead and made a simple patch [attached] to
the s11n egg.  With this, the RPC egg works fine between OS X on PPC
and Linux on Intel.


I think, this is a fine idea! Serialization is definitely more useful if
it works across architecture boundaries.

But 32<->64 communication is
problematic because you can't tell the word length of serialized data,
and anyway I suspect converting a 64-bit C_word to a 32-bit C_word
might sometimes be lossy.

Perhaps it would be most portable to serialize everything using 32 bit
words and to convert long fixnums exceeding the 32 bit range into


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]