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Date: 2008-04-10 (16:49)
From: Mathias Kende <mathias@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Question about CAMLparamx macros

Raj Bandyopadhyay a écrit :
> Do I have to use the CAMLparamx/CAMLlocalx/CAMLreturnx macros in the 
> above cases? Would it cause problems if I used them anyway?

You should at least use these macros when the GC may be triggered during your C 
function (e.g. with calls to some of the alloc_ functions) and you have local 
"value", even if your function does not accept value as argument and/or does not 
return a "value" variable.

 > value foo(int x){
 >    return caml_callback();
 > }
 > should be replaced by
 > value foo(int x){
 >    CAMLparam0();
 >    CAMLreturn(caml_callback());
 > }

I believe that the first is correct, but I am not a real guru of this Ocaml-C 
binding, so I am not sure of this.