jim hopper hopperj at
Wed Aug 25 11:11:57 PDT 1999


perhaps this is a way we could cooperate here.  i can write a unit 
test like this, and send it to news list.  then perhaps people could 
critique it to make sure i have gotten the data structures correct 
when packing the arguments.

thanks jim

> >
> >
> > I set the kaffe port down for a few days but going to go back and try
> > again.  i got the powerpc ABI docs, and have looked more at the
> > examples.  i was wondering if anyone had built a test program to unit
> > test sysdepCallMethod in isolation from kaffe? a simple c program
> > that builds the proper input data structure and calls
> > sysdepCallMethod, and then some c code for it to call.  it would seem
> > to be much easier to test this way, and should be portable shouldnt
> > it, or am i missing something?
> >
>No, you're not missing anything.  Having such unit tests would be
>very useful, and we'd be very happy to include them.
>	- Godmar

At a recent computer software engineering course in the US, the participants
were given an awkward question to answer.  "If you had just boarded an
airliner and discovered that your team of programmers had been responsible
for the flight control software, how many of you would disembark
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