Re: Couple things... bear 09 Jan 2004 05:06 UTC

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Jim Blandy wrote:

>Wow --- thanks for writing that up.
>It looks like all of these are problems stemming from the restrictions
>on when GC can happen --- is that right?  (Your original post didn't
>specify that that was specifically the issue; it just said the SRFI
>would be difficult to implement.)

To a first approximation, allowing GC at any time would make most of
the issues "annoying" rather than "nearly impossible".

Restricting the manipulation of scheme strings and numbers to handling
by scheme routines (directed or invoked from C code) would allow much
better solutions.