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Re: [Gcl-devel] Questions concerning Documentation, Sockets, FFI

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Questions concerning Documentation, Sockets, FFI
Date: 27 Dec 2002 16:28:01 -0500

Hi Peter!

Peter Wood <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 01:32:01PM -0800, Eric Merritt wrote:
> >  First off the documentation provided (the info files)
> > seems to be a generic set of documents that are not
> > specific to gcl at all. Command line options, etc are
> > well handled by the man page however this leaves gcl
> > specific packages like sockets undocumented. Is there
> > any gcl specific documentation? If so could you point
> > me to the appropriate location.
> There is no socket documentation, as far as I know.  Your best bet is
> to read the file o/socket.c.  Apart from that the info file you want
> is GCL-SI or GCL-TK for GCL specific info

I'm adding this to my mental socket to do list, which currently has
your earlier reported erratic failures already on it.  Do you feel in
the mood to suggest a documentation patch to cover the socket API?

> >  Last, but not least. Is there any specific
> > documentation for the FFI? I have downloaded pargcl to
> > use for an example, but I thought that if I was
> > posting to the list anyway I might as well ask this
> > question to.
> In the info files mentioned above, check the entries for 'defcfun'
> 'defentry' 'clines', etc.
> You also mentioned multithreading.  I'm pretty sure GCL doesn't have
> this feature.

Wondering how important this is.

Take care,

> Regards,
> Peter
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