From: Chris Bitmead
Subject: Re: Foreign Functions (was Re: Why lisp failed in the marketplace)
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In article <······················> ········ (Martin Cracauer) writes:

>IMHO, more popularity would not be the result of an standard alien
>layer, but the result of applications thereof.
>The question is: What applications do you think of? How many of these
>implementations can be implemented on top of a subset of available
>alien interfaces. Is performance important for these applications?

Don't you think it would be an advantage for lisp if someone could
write, say an Oracle or X interface, that can be applied to any lisp

The performance of a database or GUI application is totally swamped by
the database or the GUI. Even the worst imanginable FFI could not
materially effect the performance.

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