[Vm-dev] discuss: [Squeak 0001144]: [ENH] SmartSyntaxInterpreterPlugin

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Aug 19 22:16:11 UTC 2006

On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 09:17:11PM +0200, Martin Kuball wrote:
> When evaluating my sugested changes, Andreas made the following 
> comment:
> >
> > There are no good reasons that I can think of to suddenly start
> > using C pointers in plugins (lazyness on behalf of the plugin writer
> > does not count) and there are many good reasons against it.
> Unfortunately I do not realy understand his arguments. From the code 
> of the plugins that come with VMMaker I can see that there are 
> plugins that use c-pointers and do pass them to smalltalk. E.g. the 
> Mpeg3 Plugin does it and the OsProecess plugin is another example. 

I don't remember having done this in OSProcessPlugin. I did lots of
other horrible things, but I did not pass any C pointers to or from
primitives.  Signal handlers, aio event handlers and the like require
function pointers, but there is no need pass these pointers to or from
the image.


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