NCS Routines, NCS$GET_CF, Arguments
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cf_id OpenVMS usage:identifier type: longword integer (unsigned) access: modify mechanism: by reference Address of a longword used by NCS to identify a conversion function. The calling program must ensure that the longword contains 0 before invoking the NCS$GET_CF routine because the routine stores a nonzero value in the longword. The nonzero value identifies the conversion function. All subsequent calls to the NCS$CONVERT routine and the call to the NCS$END_CF routine to terminate the conversion function pass the longword identifier. When it completes the conversion, the NCS$END_CF routine releases the memory used to store the conversion function and sets the value of the longword identifier to 0. The conversion function identifier enhances modular programming and permits concurrent use of multiple conversion functions within a program. The calling program should not attempt to interpret the contents of the longword identifier. The cf_id argument is required. cfname OpenVMS usage:char_string type: character string access: read only mechanism: by descriptor Name of the conversion function being retrieved. librar OpenVMS usage:char_string type: character string access: read only mechanism: by descriptor Name of the library where the conversion function is stored.