[Maxima] A lisp oriented question - interning symbols for use in Maxima
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 10:45:59 CDT 2009
On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> Žiga Lenarčič wrote:
>> On a side note, is there any interest for a foreign library interface
>> in Maxima? Of course it works only in CFFI supported lisps, so no GCL
>> support, sorry. I quickly compared the calling overhead by importing
> AFAIK, gcl is a requirement. If it weren't an FFI would have been added
> years ago.
Well, I don't see a reason to rule out FFI stuff in add-on packages.
In order to move FFI stuff into maxima/src we would want to make
sure it works for all supported Lisps. That includes GCL at present,
but it seems plausible that it might not in the not-so-distant future.
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