[Openmcl-devel] openGL

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Tue Dec 17 16:11:40 PST 2002

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Gary Byers wrote:

> One helpful step in the process of getting any set of OpenGL bindings to
> work in OpenMCL would be to translate the header files.  (There are
> OpenGL interfaces for OpenMCL under LinuxPPC, but not under OSX. I'd
> guess that the LinuxPPC versions might -almost- work, but no sense
> in pressing the issue ...)

I put the result of running


through OpenMCL's interface translator (on an OSX 10.2 system) at:


That's hopefully adequate to enable people to do:

(use-interface-dir :gl)

and refer to OpenGL/GLUT constants and functions via OpenMCL's FFI.

I don't know enought about OpenGL to know if that set of translated
header files is complete; it seems to be about equivalent to what
OpenMCL's provided for GL under LinuxPPC.

That's a ways from having a good lisp interface to OpenGL, but it's
presumably a necessary step.

What needs to be done in order to get something to actually appear
on the screen seems to depend on R'ing TFM; I'll try to do so soon.

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