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Re: add me to list; general comments; dld?

From: John Eaton
Subject: Re: add me to list; general comments; dld?
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 1994 00:48:24 -0500

address@hidden wrote:

: 3) The single most useful function any system like octave can have, 
:    is dynamic loading of user compiled fortran or C functions.

:    I see notes in the documentation refering to DLD, but my
:    impression is that the idea is to make all (or at least very many)
:    modules loadable, and that this is still a distant hope.  A more
:    modest goal which will add a huge amount of functionality is
:    described below. 

I have been working on dynamic linking of externally compiled
functions.  The next release should support this, at least for systems
that have a port of dld.  It should be possible to make it work on
other systems too, either by porting dld, or by replacing a few

An interface to C++ functions will be defined.  From there, it should
be easy to call functions written in other languages.  I'll probably
provide examples of how to do it for C and Fortran on most Unix

: 5) Is anybody working on a VMS version of octave?  I don't know how
: competent I would be to assist, but I'd certainly be interested.

I don't plan on doing this myself, and I don't know of anyone who is
working on it.  If someone else does the work and the changes are
relatively clean, I'd be happy to merge them in with the master



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