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RE: Benefits of CSP Based Programming Languages
> Somehow the compiler must know how many bytes are arriving. It has
> knowledge of the protocol type so I presume it would be possible, even
> if at its simplest it just expanded to write the same code for every
> entry in the protocol. It's just a suggestion though, I don't mean to
> be demanding features ;-)
It ought to be relatively easy, and potentially less memory hungry too, to
build it into the compiler. All it has to do is:
- determine the max size of any protocol case and alloc a single buffer
- group the tags by size, and create tag-switch points for each size
- for each size, code a resd-store-write operation.
There are obviously several implementations possible...
Tag.size = ...; // size of data associated with tag
Case clear.screen; // protocol includes "clear.screen; INT32:"
// user code here
// ?? shuffle data from 'param' above into buf,
// or simply override location of 'param' to be an
// alias into buf...