[FreeVMS] Re: Subroutine interface definitions

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Subroutine interface definitions
From: Roar Thronæs (roart@nvg.ntnu.no)
Date: Sat Dec 27 2003 - 10:25:19 CET

On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 03:11:10AM -0500, JayPedHskr@aol.com wrote:
> Hi,
> Just curious if there is any thought about somthing like the following.
> 1. Supporting a routine like cli$present which allows a qualifier name to be
> passed
> via a string descriptor (passed by reference).
> 2. Having an alternate interface that allows passing a nul-terminated string,
> maybe cli_present which allows passing "TEST" (nul-terminated string)
> instead of requiring a descriptor be created and passed. Other than that,
> it would return the same return values.
> Is there any particular feeling about #2? Or is there a general feeling that
> FreeVMS support strictly what OpenVMS did without adding anything?

I am not sure whether we should support null-termination.
People have been burnt by null-termination more than enough.

Roar Thronæs

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