[Openmcl-devel] OSA support
greg at technomadic.org
Sun Jan 16 21:22:47 EST 2005
On 15 Jan 2005, at 1:45, Dan Knapp wrote:
>> I figure, if no one else has taken the project on, I might endeavor
>> to make a OpenMCL.component for OSA. Of course, I have no idea _when_
>> I'll do this ... probably in spare moments between work I'm getting
>> paid for and other lisp projects. I mostly just wanted to make sure I
>> wasn't stepping on any toes (and to see if anyone had some words of
>> advice) before I dive in.
> Speaking only for myself, that'd be very welcome. I'm pretty sure
> nobody's working on it.
So, now for the questions ...
OSA is horribly documented (at least from what I can find), so half of
what I'm doing is just guessing.
Is OpenMCL embeddable in C? It seems that for the OpenMCL.component, I
basically just need to provide a standard interface of functions:
osaCompile, osaExecute, etc. Optimally, I would like to just have Lisp
functions with those names exist in a symbol table in a binary. I don't
expect that, though.
So, I thought, I'd write a .c wrapper that just called each lisp
callback. But I don't know how to bootstrap that ... I have a function
set-callbacks that can walk through all the lisp callbacks and map them
to a struct so they can be called from the C code. But I have no way to
If worse comes to worst, I suppose I could just write it all in C and
then popen() OpenMCL or something ... I imagine there's probably a
better way, though.
Thanks for the help.
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