just some comments re as i'm trying to understand the code...
CKTfndDev(CKTcircuit *Ckt, in
if (here->GENname == name)
the ngspice is obviously working, but those lines of code are nevertheless perplexing!
instead of using if(strcmp( here->GENname,name)==0)
I think it is weak form and dangerous.
Other Comment: By god they used void * in those ancient times, makes for horrible code reading!!!
(i'm persisting with it, because i have a specific use for driving spice from another program, part of a
the code checks the pointers to two strings for equality, not the strings themselves. It is done since the old spice3f4 times. Maybe there is a good reason to do so, maybe not.
Thanks for your reply.
On further looking, the
ft_curckt = NULL; /* The default active circuit. */
contains the INPtables symbol tales, so all strings are contained in these hash tables,
so if you need to search for a node or something, the string is first looked up in
the INPtables, and if it exists, using the returned string is used to apply to functions like
CKTfndDev, so knowing this, comparing just the pointers makes sense!
well I think i'm understanding the frontend coding of ngspice anyway.
But I haven't had any luck getting it to work as a server in windoz, so diving in and seeing
what the problem is, maybe changing some code.
Hehe,actually whilst tracing thru code i actually changed quite a few code where theres void pointers
to data types, and fixed prototyes, I did this just so I could read and properly debug the code and view
data structures, make sense of stack traces etc etc, i just so hate void pointers.......
I don't know what the feeling is of people who are invested in using/maintaining ngspice, some people
prefer to keep the status qo, others like me prefer to see advancing the engineering of software,
so whilst i did changes so far just to improve my understanding, perhaps it could get updated to the code?
Also discovered gnucap/ACS, so looking at ongoing using this instead, but I suspect it might be useful to compare notes/results with ngspice, so since i invested some time in it already, i'm persisting to make it work in the short term for my purpose.
I agree with you that void pointers are obsolete.
Maybe that you will share your code changes with us?
You might just send the files changed.