FFI Report, CVS Id 1.11

Manuel M. T. Chakravarty chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Aug 30 12:02:50 EDT 2001

"Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote,

> * I have many small wording suggestions, but I'll just perform them
> directly.

Ok, fine.

> * I found 4.1 pretty confusing, and I'm an unusually well-informed
> reader.
>   a) It was some while before I realised that the first entity
> production is
> 	only for foreign *import*.  The foreign *export* entity
> production 
> 	and its accompanying text is embedded in the middle of a vast
> swathe
> 	of foreign import stuff (both before and after!).   Let's have
> sub-sections!

I agree, the structure of this material is not very clear
yet.  I have added subsubsections now and a brief intro.

>   b) Presumably an & import places constraints on the type?  Ah! That's
> what
> 	you mean by "static address", and later "imported address".
> Easy to
> 	be confused here.
> Strong suggestion: give one example of each form in the
> description-list.

Ok. (Haven't done it yet, but added a todo.)


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