ByteArray and FFI?
avi at beta4.com
Tue Feb 4 23:06:14 UTC 2003
On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Markus Fritsche wrote:
> (ByteArray new: 50)
> integerAt: 1
> put: 7
> size: 4
> signed: false
> Because on my fresh gentoo linux, I did not have libffi installed. That leads
> me to my question: why is ffi used for the above code? I thougt 'ffi' stands
> for 'foreign function interface', and is slow and should be avoided. Why does
> something 'simple' like a ByteArray need ffi?
That got me at first too. You need to look in the 'platform independent'
protocol instead of the 'external access' protocol. For example, use
(ByteArray new: 50)
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