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MACL and Appletalk
- To: morbias@ATHENA.MIT.EDU, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: MACL and Appletalk
- From: Joe Chung <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 90 17:56:43 EST
- Cc: kumyew@EAGLE.MIT.EDU
- In-reply-to: morbias@ATHENA.MIT.EDU's message of Mon, 29 Oct 90 15:23:11 EST <9010292023.AA09399@E40-115A-1.MIT.EDU>
>Isn't there anyway to access Appletalk from another language, and then
>use LISP's foreign function interface to make calls to that other
>language rather than making calls to the assembly language routines.
>For example, is it possible to ake the specific calls from C, and have
>LISP access the C functions?
Yes, that would work too, though it would probably take just as much
work writing the FF interfaces in Lisp as doing the calls directly.
I'd say that the main advantage of developing in C would be debugging,
since crashes will tend to throw you out of lisp.