Subject: Re: Pretty printing IP addresses From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 24 Sep 2002 00:15:38 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Matthew X. Economou | Aren't (SIMPLE-BIT-VECTOR 32) and (UNSIGNED-BYTE 32) the same thing? Not even remotely comparable. | In any case, I was attempting to build an interface that was "zero copy", | where the in-memory and on-the-wire (or on-the-filesystem) formats were | identical. You cannot write any integers into bit-vectors other than 0 and 1. You address each individual bit. It is slow and expensive to turn an integer into a bit-vector or vice versa unless you get at the implementation details. Something tells me you have no running code at this point. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.