Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #moarvm, 2015-12-19

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02:47 Topic for #moarvm is now https://github.com/moarvm/moarvm | IRC logs at  http://irclog.perlgeek.de/moarvm/today
02:54 konobi howdy all
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05:10 dalek MoarVM: 3a80bd3 | (Jimmy Zhuo)++ | src/6model/containers.c:
05:10 dalek MoarVM: small clean up
05:10 dalek MoarVM: review: https://github.com/MoarVM/MoarVM/commit/3a80bd3af3
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05:52 halivingston hello, I came here from reddit, cause a kind person told me people here like to talk about cool stuff like calling conventions are code-generating thunks :)
05:53 halivingston I'll introduce myself: For a little hobby interpretive language I've run into a case where depending on the time of the day, the function I'm calling changes its receiving arguments size ...
05:55 halivingston and so I've been looking at how I can make calls to this function with this dynamic behavior, and I think I've found a solution. It is to use libffi to construct the information at function call time and let it do the job.
05:55 halivingston Seems like a flexible library and I was wondering how folks in MoarVM are approaching calling native functions.
05:55 halivingston That's all, maybe I'll spur an interesting discussion
06:12 JimmyZ halivingston: people are sleeping now :)
06:14 JimmyZ halivingston: we are using libffi and dyncall
11:52 timotimo halivingston: in perl6 you can bind the same "native symbol" to multiple subs with different argument lists, then expose a sub that chooses the right one depending on time of day to the end user
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