Educational squeak Re: [squeak-dev] Re: Alien vs. FFI benchmarks (Re: Trying to load ALienOpenGL into 4.1 alpha...)

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Thu Mar 25 21:08:44 UTC 2010

On 25.03.2010, at 21:59, Lawson English wrote:
> How would a plugin work differently than the FFI's as far as safety goes?

Instead of crashing, you get a nice friendly "primitive failed" error ;)

> EIther approach might make sense. The ability to do both gives flexibility tot he platform, without detracting from any safety or whatever issues... For a specific task, if you don't need XYZ,  don't install it and and whatever its dependent on.

That's exactly why we have FFI but use it as little as possible.

- Bert -

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