[FreeVMS] Re: STR$


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: STR$
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (joel.k.bertrand@free.fr)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 12:00:00 CET


roart@nvg.ntnu.no wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 09:52:50AM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>
>> Good morning,
>>
>> I have downloaded the str.tar-gz file. It seems to be corrupt...
>>
>
> It seemed ok anyway; it compiled.

        My gunzip returns an error.

>>I have extracted descrip.h, and this file is written from the VAX-11
>>procedure calling. All data lengths use unsigned shorts int. I tought
>>that the lengths of any datas use integer*4 (on VAX and alpha). Can
>>someone confirm ?
>>
>
> I have no idea why it says so.
> Newer descrip.h does not have those lines.
>
> (Will be talking 32-bit "default")
> Remember descriptors are passed as pointers, that is 32-bit.
> If contents of descriptors are passed, it will be with the 16-bit length
> in a 32-bit register (no problem there).

        Yes, but if the descriptor uses a 32-bit lengths, why are these
lengths declared with unsigned short (16-bits length) ?

> I have restructured things a bit and put what I have into
> ftp.nvg.ntnu.no:/pub/vms/freevms/freevms.tgz
>
> Some header files have also been "legalized".
> (For example, descrip.h in str.tar-gz was copied from VMS itself)

        OK, I will downloaded the latest version.

        Regards,

        JKB

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