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CVS commit: pkgsrc/lang/newlisp
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: ryoon
Date: Wed Feb 15 03:51:51 UTC 2012
pkgsrc/lang/newlisp: Makefile distinfo
Update to 10.4.0
Reworked 'send'/'receive' message API is multiple times faster and has
more consistent performance on different platforms. Better on BSDs
than on Linux. The channel for each child is now a dual read/write
message queue. In previous version only one message could be written
to the queue with send, now mutiple message can be send on the same
channel and retrieved on the receiving side with multiple 'receive'
until returning 'nil'.
In the new syntax of 'receive' the <message> parameter is optional:
(receive <pid>) ; returns the message or nil
(receive <pid> <message>) ; returns true or nil
Both 'send' and 'receive' now have syntax to return a list of all
ready child channels using either (send) to get a list of child
pid's ready to receive data or (receive) to get a list od child
pid's ready to be read. This greatly speeds up asyncrounous
messaging, where multiple child processes, but not all, have sent
(dolist (p (sync)) (until (receive p msg))) ; (sync) -> child pids
Now using only a ready subset, 'receive' can be used non-blocking
and only a subset of all child pids is iterated through:
(dolist (p (receive)) (receive p msg))
Now, when a 'spawn'ed child process ends abormally the variable in the
spawn command will contain an error message and a result number,
e.g. '9' from a kill signal sent by an external process.
Fixed longstanding bug for list-mode 'net-select'. Now returns
socket numbers in the ready list not 0's.
Documention for the messaging API has been updated in the reference
manual and code patterns documents.
'invert' over-allocated memory
Fixed a crash bug in purgeSpawnList()
icmp6.h include for cygwin in nl-sock.c (thanks KOSH)
The creation of a communications channel between and parent process
and 'spawn'ed child processes for usage with the message API of
'send' and 'receive', is now optional:
(spawn <sym-variable> <child-process> [true])
If the'send' or 'receive' is used on the child process spawned, the
optional flag must be set to 'true'.
The fakes versions on 'spawn', 'sync' and 'abort' in Win32 have been
The newLISP shell "newlisp-x.x.x/util/nls" now works on MS Windows too.
The link feature using util/link.lsp did no works with 64-bit versions
In the MinGW compile of nl-sock.c the include file wspapi.h has been
replaced with ws2spi.h. This file is part of the normal MinGW install.
newlisp.dll now lives in NEWLISPDIR again as it did before 10.3.3
10.3.6 development release November 18th, 2011
Speedup of string stream conversion for 'format', 'string'.
A bug fix in 'spawn' when aborting child processes
Preparations for expanded FFI (grep for FFI in all files)
10.3.7 development release
Fix in printing FFI primitives (FFI is disabled by default)
Updated newlispdoc now all tags (including custom) are title-case'ed
Simple ffi calls working on Mac OSX, UBUNTU Linux (Intel) and Win32
three (and more) new ffi makfiles:
makefile_darwin_utf8_ffi # std OSX install has libs and headers
makefile_linux_utf8_ffi # must install package libffi-dev
makefile_mingw_ffi # must install libffi.a library for build
New qa-specific-tests/qa-ffi for ffi API testing
The new ffi extension work with the existing 'import' functon:
(import "libc.dylib" "atof" "double" "char*")
(atof "123.456") => 123.456
No "cdecl" or "stdcall" mustbe specified. The parameter after
the function name is the return type. The remaining parameters
are the function arguments.
As before, the imported function can be renamed:
(set 'strtof (import "libc.dylib" "atof" "double" "char*"))
(strtof "123.456") => 123.456
The followong types are implemented for LP64, LLP64 and ILP32
"unsigned short int"
For pointer return values "char*" and "void*", the address
is returned as a number. Use 'get-string' or 'unpack' to
retrieve contents. This method allows returning binary info.
THIS IS CHANGED IN 10.3.9 where "char*" returns a string
directly and "void*" a number
Make sure FFIMPORT struct memory gets freed when doing multiple
'import' of the same function or deleting the func symbol.
When using 'configure' and 'make' FFI will be chosen by
default on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows (MinGW)
Both "char*" and "void*" accept either a newLISP string buffer or an
address number as input. On return "char*" will return a newLISP
string buffer and "void*" will return an address number.
Comprehensive qa-specific-tests/qa-ffitest compiles util/ffitest.c
on the current platform then tests all data types.
Now ffi checks for nummber of arguments matching call pattern.
The opengl-demo-ffi.lsp now runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit newLISP
and libraries. On Windows glut32.dll is required. On Mac OSX everything
is installed by default.
ffi callback (ffi closure) working now on Mac OS X, Win32 and UBUNTU Linux
with standard installed libraries. Only for compiling/linking
libfffi-dev is necessary on UBUNTU linux.
The extended 'callback' API will not work on 64-bit Mac OSX newLISP,
but there is no problem to mix extended 'import' and simple 'callback' API
Bit 11 for 0x400 in the last field of 'sys-info' is set for extended ffi
enabled versions requiring ffilib.
(not (zero? (& 0x400 (sys-info -1)))) => true for FFI support
Avoid passing on list or string references in primitives taking strings
or lists but creating new objects. This caused an error when doing
(inc (char str)) when str is protected. symbolCheck = NULL only neccessary
if not set to NULL by previous evaluateExprtession() to non-string/list.
Fixed on selected primitives.
qa-ffi and qa-libffi are now part of 'make testall'. They will not be
executed on versions not compiled for libffi based FFI.
10.3.9 development release December 21st 2011
'struct' function for extended FFI usage now working for 32 and 64 bit
(struct 'foo "char" "int" "short int")
Foo can now be used as a data type in the extended FFI API:
(import "thelib" "afunc" "foo" "foo") ; takes ans returns a struct foo
(unpack foo (afunc (pack foo 1 2 3))) => returns a list with 3 numbers
The additional syntax forms of 'pack' and 'unpack' take care for packing
and unpacking wirth the correct number of pad bytes to make align
structures on different Architectures.
See qa-special-tests/qa-libffi for an example.
Accept data lists in struct packing just like in traditional 'pack':
(struct 'pair "int" "int") => pair
(pack pair 1 2) => "\001\000\000\000\002\000\000\000"
(pack pair '(1 2)) => "\001\000\000\000\002\000\000\000"
Nested structure now can be packed:
(struct 'pair "char" "char") => pair
(struct 'comp "pair" "short int") => comp
(pack comp (pack pair 1 2) 3) => "\001\002\003\000"
Sub-structures are unpacked manually (may be changed):
(unpack comp (pack comp (pack pair 1 2) 3)) => ("\001\002" 3)
(set 'p (first (unpack comp (pack comp (pack pair 1 2) 3))))
(unpack pair p) => (1 2)
Because of memory management issues with cells in FFI symbols
extended ffi functions, structs and callbacks can only be defined
once. Subsequent definitions return nil and the existing definition
Miscellanous fixes for 64-bit newLISP and ffilib usage.
Added custom ffi_type ffi_type_charpointer for displayable strings
now 'unpack' unpacks strings for "char*", not address numbers.
On Mac OSX 64-bits extended callback (ffi closure) does now work.
SHA256 crypto algorithm has been added to the module crypto.lsp.
Thanks to Marc Hildman for this contribution.
10.3.10 Development release Janaury 10th, 2012
Repeating ffi 'callback' with the same symbol will just return the old
address but not redefine the callback or return nil (as in 10.3.9).
examples/opengl-demo-ffi.lsp now also working with extended callback API
on 32-bit and 64-bit.
Huge speed improvement in 'read-line' with file handle parameter,
now as fast as STDIN. For file and pipe operations.
'struct's returned by the extended FFI will now be unpacked automatically.
Nested structures will be unpacked recursively too:
(struct 'pair "char" "char") -> pair
(struct 'comp "pair" "int") => comp
(pack comp (pack pair 1 2) 3) => "\001\002\000\000\003\000\000\000"
(unpack comp "\001\002\000\000\003\000\000\000") => ((1 2) 3)
Imported functions can now be default functors:
(define myprintf:myprintf (import "libc.dylib" "printf"))
(myprintf "%s %d" "hello world" 123)
All makefile_mingwdll* tweaked for MinGW gcc 4.6.2. But binaries are still
delivered compiled on gcc 4.4.0 and made on Windows XP SP2, run fine on
Windows 7. 10.3.6 to 10.3.9 had newlisp.dll compiled for cdecl now in
10.3.10 newlisp.dll calling conventations are back to stdcall.
UCT offset minutes as reported by the 'now' function now have reversed the
sign conform to ISO 8601. Positive for locations east of UCT and negative
for locations west of the UCT meridian (formerly GMT). Days of the year are
now reported from 1 - 365 (366 in leap years) instead of starting with
'read-char' w/o file handle reads from the current I/O device.
New version Guiserver 1.45 avoids error loops when midi system is
In 'unify' the underscore symbol '_' matches any atom or list or variable.
Two new make files for the Raspberry PI development VM from:
These makefikes don't need the readline library, although it could be
as shown here:
newlisp.dll now also on Winsock version 2.2 (like the main executable
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r22.214.171.124 -r1.2 pkgsrc/lang/newlisp/Makefile \
Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.
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