extended foreign decls

Manuel M. T. Chakravarty chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Jan 3 19:44:08 EST 2001

Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.oz.au> wrote,

> Personally I'd rather have a single well-designed convenient foreign
> language interface as a standard part of the language, rather than
> having a minimalistic foreign language interface in the language
> standard and having convenience provided by a separate tool
> (or by several competing separate tools).  But I understand why
> you might differ on that point.

I doubt that you want to support the functionality of
H/Direct or C->HS in the standard part of the language,
which means that without a tool you have to settle for less
anyway.  Or in other words, you will use a tool anyway for
getting a really convenient interface.  If so, why not move
as much of the work to the tool as possible?


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