[iolib-devel] Re: On iolib-posix, OSICAT and FFI interfaces

Luís Oliveira luismbo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 15:05:39 UTC 2007

On 07/08/07, Nikodemus Siivola <nikodemus at random-state.net> wrote:
> The only things I'm unhappy about are grabbing package names like
> MACH.  [...]
>  (a) Use names like OSIX, OSMACH, OSWIN -- compromise between putting
>      them in the OSICAT "namespace" and using something terse.

Those names do sound like a good compromise. (And I think Corman
already uses WIN.) What do you think Stelian? Also, OSIMACH and
OSIWIN? Or is that one character too many?

> Other stuff (aka directions to move in): while I'm OK with having OSICAT-POSIX /
> OSIX on Windows, in the long term the Windows side should probably not build on
> it.


> So that everything doesn't become a huge #+foo mess,
> there should be src/windows.lisp, which implements the nonportable contents of
> src/osicat.lisp for Windows, etc.

Agreed. That approach worked really well for CFFI.

Luís Oliveira

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