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Re: [Scheme-reports] some questions on byte vectors + ports
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Wolfgang De Meuter <wdmeuter@x> wrote:
> Thx for the answer!
>>> And, given the fact that you no longer support this comfort, is there sufficient support to break down/ build up Scheme data types (integers, float,…) into / from raw bytes ? I.e., can I convert an integer or a float to a byte vector?
>> Yes, the primitives read-u8 and write-u8 are all you need
>> for this. See the withdrawn SRFI-56 for a portable implementation.
> I had a quick look at the SRFI56 but I only see operations that work on ports. I haven't found anything that mentions byte vectors. Am I missing something?
SRFI-56 only handles ports, but in R7RS small you can create bytevector ports.
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