[Maxima] Why numerics?
Sun Dec 3 09:24:14 CST 2006
On 12/2/06, Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> A recent message that says GCL now doesn't conform to some
> foreign function interface (FFI) so we shouldn't use GCL is to me just the
> wrong direction at this time.
No, that's backwards. There is no GCL version of CFFI, therefore don't use CFFI.
> A technical comment: The idea that Maxima should communicate via pipes is, I
> think, faulty.
Maybe so, but until we have a general FFI, I don't know what else we can do.
We should put some effort into making the socket interface less arcane.
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