[gambit-list] Passing heterogenous lists

Alex Shinn alexshinn at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 01:15:53 EST 2009


Alex Ryu <ryu.alex at gmail.com> writes:

> I have written a C program calling scheme to evaluate logical and
> arithmetical expressions.  It seems to work okay for integers, but
> floats have me at a loss.  Short description of problem: I have a char
> buffer of known length.  I know that the first four bytes represent a
> float, the second an int, the third an int, and so on.  What I would
> like to do is somehow get this data into the scheme part of my
> program, preferably in a list form.

One option is SRFI-56, which describes a library for parsing
binary data, and includes a portable reference
implementation.  It can handle both 32-bit and 64-bit IEEE


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