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Re: [DotGNU]Portable.NET update - C compiler

From: Mike Aubury
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Portable.NET update - C compiler
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 09:48:43 +0000

Are there any docs for the C compiler bit ?

I'm interested in using it for one of my projects - but I need to be able to 
call external C functions, as well as the standard C ones...

Also - how does a compiled C program fit into the general .net framework ?

(eg - could I compile a C portion of code and call it from or 

On Sunday 15 February 2004 4:47 am, Rhys Weatherley wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently working on improving the C compiler and the pnetC library so
> that we can hopefully get it to a useful state soon.
> In the past few days I've fixed some bugs in the compiler, particularly the
> one where an error wasn't given for missing symbols.  So it should be
> easier to diagnose which things are missing now.  Many of the
> VerificationException errors that people have been seeing were due to
> unreported missing functions.
> In pnetC, I've been working on signals, pthreads, group file routines (e.g.
> getgrnam), error reporting (strerror, perror, etc), and general
> thread-safety of library functions.
> The stdio routines are still a bit of a mess, including printf and scanf.
> They are high on my TODO list, but there are still some dependencies that I
> need to sort out first.
> If you would like to help out on the pnetC project, then please read the
> file "pnetC/doc/HACKING" in CVS, send me an e-mail, or drop into #dotgnu
> this week sometime.  pnetC is the biggest area that needs work, and should
> be pretty simple for anyone familar with C: porting and/or re-implementing
> common C functions.
> Cheers,
> Rhys.
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