Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: STR$
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 12:00:00 CET
> 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
> 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.
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