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Using Symbolics C with DOS/Unix targets

   Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1991 14:38-0600
   From: gooch@TIJERAS.SW-SW.Dialnet.Symbolics.COM (William D. Gooch)

   Has anyone thought about using (or better yet, used) Symbolics C to hack
   existing programs for portability?  I'm thinking of an arrangement along
   the lines of CLOE, where the Symbolics machine is the network master for
   development and debugging, and combat-ready code is spat toward target
   machines using IP/TCP.  Final testing, possibly tuning, etc. happens on
   the target system.  You could even think of producing system .make files
   and so forth automatically when appropriate, also per CLOE.  (Come to
   think of it, it's quite possible that the CLOE Developer could be
   adapted for this purpose fairly easily.)

The most significant problem with using Symbolics C to develop programs
intended for Unix or DOS is the limited C library available in Genera.
Many Unix and DOS programs make use of Unix system calls (most of the file
system interface functions are emulated on DOS, but not Genera),
screen-handling libraries (e.g. curses), networking interfaces (e.g.
sockets), databases (e.g. dbm), etc.  Symbolics C provides nothing but the
ANSI C library.