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From: Robert Roessler <roessler@r...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] C interface style question
Florent Monnier wrote:
>>>>> value-type parameters to C functions exported to OCaml should be
>>>>> registered with CAMLparamX(...). Does this hold in general, or is it
>>>>> considered acceptable/appropriate to just ignore this for "immediate"
>>>>> values that do not hold pointers, but, say, int, bool etc. values?
>>>> If you don't allocate O'Caml memory you need not to register the
>>>> parameters.
>>> And in this case there's no need to use CAMLreturn(), return is enough,
>>> is it right ?
>> That would not even compile without a CAMLparam.
> 
> Most of the LablGL functions have no CAMLparam and no CAMLreturn.
> Here is just an exemple:
> 
> CAMLprim value
> ml_glDeleteTexture (value texture_id)
> {
>     GLuint id = Int32_val(texture_id);
>     glDeleteTextures(1, &id);
>     return Val_unit;
> }
> 
> And I think the author does know his way around OCaml tricks

I think Gerd's point was regarding the CAMLreturn... *that* will not 
compile without the function having a CAMLparam of some "arity" 
present. ;)

Robert Roessler
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