[FreeVMS] Re: Announcing the VNIX project


Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Announcing the VNIX project
roart@nvg.ntnu.no
Date: Wed May 15 2002 - 14:59:37 CEST


On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 09:38:34AM +0200, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
> Harold L Hunt wrote:
>
> > The initial stage of the project aims simply to provide a library that can be
> > used by Fortran 77 programs on Compaq Tru64 UNIX
> >
> > I think that the FreeVMS project and the VNIX project will be nice
> > complements to each other, as we'll be able to share header files and we can
> > exchange notes on the nuances of various system calls (such as STR$SPANC).
> > The VNIX project is licensed under the LGPL, which seems to be what the
> > FreeVMS library functions are licensed under, so we shouldn't have any
> > problems sharing code.

Maybe we should coordinate in more detail, so we do not end up doing
double-work by doing the same things in parallell?
I do not know how well you have read the archives, but two have started(?)
on LBR and CLI libraries (and lib$signal is based on MSG, which again
is based on LBR (or so I think))

We can probably share a lot, at least up to the point where system services
is needed/being used (maybe some #ifdefs can be used here).

How is the nature of the Fortran programs; how much of code which is
foreign/noncompiling on Tru64 is of the type which require no VMS
functionaly, like LIB$FFS LIB$FREE_VM etc?

What are you going to do with $assign, $enq, $qio etc?

Regards,
Roar Thronśs

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