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convert-foreign-name

Arguments: name &key language

The name argument is coerced to a string and the case mode is massaged, and prefixes/suffixes are added based on the language (which defaults to :c) to create an appropriate name to match the equivalent foreign entry point name. For example, 'sbrk might become "sbrk" on some systems, or "_sbrk" on others. Or a call to a fortran 'subx might be translated to "subx_". The language argument can be :c or :fortran.

Note: This is the default conversion function for def-foreign-call, and is applied at foreign call definition time, either at the top level or as a source or fasl file is being loaded. Other functions may be used instead; in particular we supply a function called excl::ics-mode-convert, which is used in Windows 98/Me/2000 and NT/xp API interface definitions to select between the 8-bit ascii and wide versions of the library function (signified by appending "A" or "W", respectively).

See ftype.htm for information on foreign types in Allegro CL and foreign-functions.htm for general information on foreign functions in Allegro CL.


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