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Re: [Scheme-reports] some questions on byte vectors + ports
| Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:04:21 -0700
| From: Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x>
| On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Aubrey Jaffer <agj@x> wrote:
| > | From: Wolfgang De Meuter <wdmeuter@x>
| > | Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:06:41 +0200
| > |
| > | ...
| > | to me, byte vectors are pretty useless if you don't have a minimal
| > | amount of comfort for encoding/decoding data types. 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?
| > SLIB provides R4RS/R5RS Scheme code to accomplish these conversions in
| > a way which is unaffected by host byte-order. See:
| > <http://people.csail.mit.edu/jaffer/slib/Byte_002fNumber-Conversions.html#Byte_002fNumber-Conversions>
| Note this is not truly portable in R4/R5 - you do need read-u8
| and write-u8 provided by R6/R7.
The SLIB conversions between numbers and byte-vectors do not require
read-u8 or write-u8.
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