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Re: propositions, oppositions, and some minor details Per Bothner 13 Sep 2004 23:17 UTC

Re: propositions, oppositions, and some minor details Per Bothner 13 Sep 2004 23:17 UTC

bear wrote:

> Since as far as I know every serious record system out there is
> implemented as an underlying vector,

Then I guess your knowledge is lacking, unless you by "vector" mean
"adressable memory".

Kawa records are built on Java classes.  I assume others are
equivalent to C structs.  Neither are "vectors", since they're not
indexable (at the Scheme or Java or portable C level).

Kava has define-simple-class and define-class forms that allow you
to define records/classes whose fields are non-objects (unboxed)
and of differing sizes.
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