getphfig.3alc man page

getphfig — give back a pointer to a phfig

Synopsis

#include "mph.h"
phfig_list ∗getphfig(figname, mode)
char ∗figname;
char mode;

Parameters

figname

Name of the figure to be created mode Demanded mode for the figure

Description

getphfig returns a pointer to the figure called figname with the warranty that the expected information is present in memory.
If mode is 'A' then the figure has all its lists filled, else the figure may either be complete or interface only.
This function allows to completely mask disk access for applications programs. If the figure is in memory, with the specified mode, then the function returns the appropriate pointer. Else, the function performs a call to the loadphfig(3) and returns a pointer to the loaded figure.

Return Value

getphfig returns a pointer to the wanted figure.

Errors

getphfig cannot give any errors, but the subsequent calls it performs to parsers do. So the source of trouble may be the call to getphfig. See loadphfig(3) for details.

Example

#include "mph.h"
phfig_list ∗na2_y()
{
	/∗ find in memory or load from disk na2_y ∗/
	return getphfig("na2_y", 'A');
}

See Also

mbk(1), phfig(3), addphfig(3), delphfig(3), loadphfig(3), savephfig(3), flattenphfig(3), rflattenphfig(3).

Referenced By

addphfig.3alc(3), delphfig.3alc(3), flattenphfig.3alc(3), loadphfig.3alc(3), phfig.3alc(3), rflattenphfig.3alc(3), savephfig.3alc(3).

October 1, 1997 ASIM/LIP6 MBK PHYSICAL UTILITY FUNCTIONS