[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] TABI 0.1: a typeful tagged cross-language calling convention

John Melesky list at phaedrusdeinus.org
Tue Jul 21 14:52:58 EDT 2009

On Jul 21, 2009, at 10:37 AM, Felipe Lessa wrote:
> it seems to me that the only way of
> avoiding serialization costs would be having the same
> representation in memory for all languages and just passing
> pointers around instead of peek'ing and poke'ing everytime.

Alternately, a whole slew of point-to-point translators might do the  
trick. Haskell to Lua (and back), Lua to Ocaml (and back), Ocaml to  
Ruby (and back), Ruby to Lua, etc., etc.

That's a great deal of overhead beyond the "canonical representation"  
method, but it would achieve translation without explicit serialization.


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