Subject: Re: FFI c-struct convenience classes? OO, not with-
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/05/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Marc Battyani" <>
| I like this idea. Do you mean you have a list of available structs and
| you pop one on entry and push it back on exit? In that case you have
| to protect the access to the stack, or am I missing a point here?

  there are many ways of doing this.  one is using resources, another is
  blocking interrupts and scheduling around accesses to the list, and yet
  another is using process locks on the list.  this is not a big issue.

| May be we should vote for a comp.lang.lisp.announce news group.

  good idea, but it's a little hard in realizing right away.  I think we
  should see if people are annoyed here first.  there's a lot of stuff out
  there that I think is highly relevant to the Lisp community that is held
  back because of aggressive anti-commercial attitudes that make it very
  hard to write technical stuff that _isn't_ marketing, because it is not
  viewed as having any commercial value, only costs, and thus are
  restricted to existing or realistically prospective customers.  sigh.

@1999-07-22T00:37:33Z -- pi billion seconds since the turn of the century