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Re: [Scheme-reports] Blobs vs. byte vectors
Andy Wingo scripsit:
> It is a leaky abstraction, I think. For any unit which is not one
> byte in length, you always have to be concerned about the size of the
> total array. There's no way to treat (make-blob 5) as an array of u32
Well, technically you could see it as two overlapping u32s, one in
bytes 0-3 and the other in bytes 1-4, or whatever. The reason I
didn't propose SRFI-4-compatible stuff in the BlobAPI is to allow
misalignments. Although I did list the possibility of requiring
alignment under Issues.
> How would a blob not be interpretable an array of bytes?
Well, it always would be, yes: bytes are the least common denominator.
But so would bits be.
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