[fpc-devel] libc translations

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Sun Aug 10 01:21:08 CEST 2008

    Hi Michael,

Thank you!
I meant the "C" people, when I said C++. Sorry.
I meant maintaining compatibility with the "C" header files.
For now all the code I have is Intel only, so libc should do it for me.
Thank you for the information. I am very new on Linux and still trying to 
learn the ropes. I am figuring out the Linux equivalents of the Windows APIs 
I am using, and I am trying to add the necessary changes to our libraries. 
Multimedia Timers is one of those APIs and I discovered that the hrtimer 
seems to be the correct Linux API for that, and I am working to port it to 
Lazarus and test how it will work.

I will send the patch when I get it done.

  With best regards,
    Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Van Canneyt" <michael at freepascal.org>
To: "FPC developers' list" <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] libc translations

> On Sat, 9 Aug 2008, Boian Mitov wrote:
>>  Hi Folks,
>> I am doing a translation of the hrtimer functions in Linux as I will need 
>> them
>> for my libraries. I was looking into the "libc" unit. I am wondering how 
>> you
>> guys are keeping it in sync with any changes done in the libraries by the 
>> C++
>> folks? I suspect this being such a core library is probably kept highly
>> backward compatible, but I am just curious. Are you doing it by manual
>> changes/additions or you use some sort of automated header -> cpp 
>> converter?
> We're not tracking what C++ does; I doubt that the C++ people have 
> anything
> to do with Libc, since it's a plain C library ?
> The initial conversion was done using h2pas, with manual additions for 
> Kylix
> compatibility. Maintenance is done manually. We accept patches if things 
> have
> changed or they added some calls, but we're not actively tracking that.
>> After I get the hrtimer header converted if you want it I can send it to 
>> you
>> for review and inclusion in the "libc" *.inc files.
> Feel free to do so; Like I said, we accept patches.
> Note that libc use is limited to i386-linux.
> Michael.
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