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Mike Brenner <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 15:04:00 -0500
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Tucker responds that one possibility for solving the non-portability
of the pragma stdcall under some operating systems is

   > a general capability to define a renaming for pragma arguments

Such a pragma would also solve the problem of making portable software
that can switch package bodies for different operating systems or
hardwares. A pragma USE_PACKAGE BODY ("APPLE.ADB") could be
ARGUMENT_DEFINEd to later be "NT.ADB" or "MIPS.ADB" or "SILICON_GRAPHICS.ADB".

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