[Openmcl-devel] Proper Heap Memory Allocation

Brent Fulgham bfulg at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 28 07:15:40 UTC 2006


The MCL code for the OpenGL bindings makes a lot of use of (#_NewPtr  
[size]).  The UFFI library seems to translate this for OpenMCL as  
(ccl::malloc [size]).  I'm curious if (given the existance of the  
various macptr-related functions) it would be more 'proper' to use  
the macptr examples shown in the Documentation.  I guess the main  
advantage is having access to the lisp-tagging for updating the  
contents of the allocated block.  Are there any other key features  
I'm forgetting?

Thanks,

-Brent



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