I'm sorry I missed this the first time around.
>>>>> "Olin" == Olin Shivers <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> internet-host-addresses are now represented as byte-vectors. There
>> exist a few conversion functions:
>> (number->internet-host-addresse address32) ->bv
>> (internet-host-address->number bv) -> old representation
>> (bytes->internet-host-address b4 b3 b2 b1) ->bv
>> (internet-host-address->-bytes bv) -> (b4 .. b1)
>> (internet-host-address->dotted-string bv) -> "126.96.36.199"
>> (dotted-string->internet-host-address string) ->bv
>> >>>> Brian should comment on this. Why do we need to represent IP addresses
>> >>>> with byte vectors?
>> I don't like the idea of having addresses floating around as normal
>> integers. Byte vectors are much more opaque, but maybe it's even
>> better to have a separate record for this.
Olin> Byte vectors are the wrong thing, because IP addresses have no
Olin> byte structure.
They sure do in a variety of settings as demonstrated by the
interface. I've just been bitten by the fact that Martin took
INTERNET-HOST-ADDRESS-FROM-BYTES out of scsh --- otherwise, I have to
(+ (arithmetic-shift a1 24)
(arithmetic-shift a2 16)
(arithmetic-shift a3 8)
somewhere in my code which is "just great".
Bring it back, I say!
Cheers =8-} M.
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