[Openmcl-devel] :address ffi type spec

Marco Baringer mb at bese.it
Wed Aug 25 05:37:09 PDT 2004

Gary Byers <gb at clozure.com> writes:

> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Marco Baringer wrote:
>> in using uffi i see that it (uffi) converts pointer to object type
>> specs into (:address :whatever). i've empiricly discovered (and the
>> docs seem to confirm this) that it should be (:* :whatever). is the
>> presence of :address in uffi just bit rot or am i missing something
>> important?
> :ADDRESS is supposed to be shorthand for (:* :void); it doesn't make
> sense to give :ADDRESS an argument, and I'd hope that something, somewhere
> would complain about that.

the docs suggest using (:* t), are these the same thing or are there
times when i'd want one instead of the other? empricial evidence
shows that (:* t) works fine for void *.

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