[Openmcl-devel] Fwd: [info-mcl] Making C arrays in OpenMCL

Andrew Shalit alms at clozure.com
Mon Apr 21 08:49:39 PDT 2008

Keith -- I'm glad to hear that your port is going well.  I'm taking  
the liberty of forwarding your message to the OpenMCL-Devel e-mail  
list, where it has more of a chance of being answered.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Keith L. Downing" <Keith.Downing at idi.ntnu.no>
> Date: April 20, 2008 4:58:21 PM EDT
> To: Discussion list for MCL users <info-mcl at clozure.com>
> Subject: [info-mcl] Making C arrays in OpenMCL
> Reply-To: Discussion list for MCL users <info-mcl at clozure.com>
> As part of my graphics conversion from MCL to OpenMCL (which is  
> actually going quite well), I'm trying to
> use a variety of line types: solid, dash, dash-dot, etc.  I declare  
> each type as a CL global variable, which
> then points to an object that houses, among other things, a pointer  
> to a small C array that codes the
> specification for the line type (as described in the "COCOA Drawing  
> Guide" (pg. 75)).  It's the pointer to
> this array that then gets passed to Objective C for drawing the line  
> (as part of a Bezier curve).
> However, I'm having trouble creating these arrays in Objective C via  
> the foreign-function interface.  My impression
> is that make-heap-ivector will do this for me, and it does seem to  
> work when the element-type argument
> is '(unsigned-byte 64), for example.  But it doesn't seem to work  
> when I use '(double-float 64).  And it
> appears that the Obj-C drawing routines need a float array for the  
> line-type specification.
> Does anyone know if make-heap-ivector really works for all element  
> types, or if there's a different list of
> foreign type keywords than those listed in the OpenMCL online  
> documentation?  Or maybe there's just a better way to
> create C arrays in OpenMCL?  make-heap-ivector makes it LOOK so  
> easy, but maybe it's not very general?  So far, I
> can't get it to work with any of the float types (single-float or  
> double-float).
> (defun make-heap-ivector (element-count element-type)
>        (let* ((subtag (ccl::element-type-subtype element-type)))
>          (unless (= (logand subtag target::fulltagmask)
>                     target::fulltag-immheader)
>            (error "~s is not an ivector subtype." element-type))
>          (let* ((size-in-bytes (ccl::subtag-bytes subtag element- 
> count)))
>            (ccl::%make-heap-ivector subtag size-in-bytes element- 
> count))))
> Cheers...
>   Keith Downing (who hopes to quietly recede into the shadows of  
> this mailing list once this graphics conversion is complete)
>   Trondheim, Norway
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