[Openmcl-devel] 32-bit x86 port update

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Sat Jun 21 02:56:42 UTC 2008


On Jun 20, 2008, at 12:02 PM, Chun Tian (binghe) wrote:

> By the way, can (require "COCOA") works on 32-bit x86 port now? Are  
> there cdb files for this branch?

No, the Objective-C bridge doesn't work yet, so no Cocoa.  The only  
cdb files checked in on this branch are for libc.


>> One important thing that remains to be done is to fill out some FFI
>> details, primarily involving returning structures by value.  The  
>> IA-32
>> ABI is not *that* complicated, so this might not be a terribly big
>> job.  (Since Cocoa and Carbon return structures all day long, this
>> means that the Cocoa IDE doesn't work yet.)  Also, Objective-C
>> exception handling needs to be addressed.



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