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Re: [bluetooth-dev] Stack library

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, david LIBAULT wrote:

> Le Jeudi 15 Février 2001 03:58, Matthew Palmer a écrit :
> > I've been doing some reading, and I think that producing a library is not
> > that big a hassle.  The Ericsson PC reference stack contains an API for
> > programming with BT, and I don't see why we couldn't emulate something like
> > that.  It has a Connection Manager interface, which is roughly analogous to
> > btd, and which will possibly connect to a daemon or kernel module.
> I already did it. I built everything in src into on library. Then I link the 
> library with different applications (for different testing) all inspired from 
> btd.c.

Is this freely available somewhere?

> > The Ericsson API contains a lot of messages being passed back and forth -
> > my thought is to multi-thread the library and write it all in C++.  It
> > would be possible to do it in C, but it would be untidy, and probably
> > wouldn't support a lot of the dynamic aspects of BT real well.  With C++ we
> > can implement callbacks easily enough, and with lots of threads flying
> > around doing misc. tasks it won't be so bad.
> It don't think adding C++ stuff to the bluetooth stack will be on any help. I 
> think the first thing to do is clean it up so that it becomes more robust and 
> portable, and keep it in C for simplicity, efficiency, and portability (the 
> low level of complexity of the stack doesn't require (on my humble opinion) 
> to go to C++). We are far from a reliable bluetooth stack today.

I'm not real keen on C++ myself, but the API available from Ericsson does
seem to be C++ oriented, so I thought that going with C++ would be easier. 
I would prefer to do it in C myself.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer

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