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Re: Thoughts on g-wrap, guile FFI and guile-gnome

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: Thoughts on g-wrap, guile FFI and guile-gnome
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 23:01:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)


Your insights in reverse:

On Sat 21 Feb 2009 03:52, Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden> writes:

> it might make sense to provide a pure-Scheme FFI inside Guile core
> (perhaps just molding the current G-Wrap runtime library into shape).
> Once you have that, you can create bindings without the need for any
> "binding generation" step, hence doing away (in principle) the need
> for G-Wrap altogether.

I completely agree, this makes sense, and we should do this at some
point this year.

> I wonder how the advent of gobject-introspection will influence the
> future of guile-gnome.

I want to switch to it. But this is like a 200 hour project, and with
less deployment than our existing solution. I don't anticipate working
on this in 2009.

Happy hacking,


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