[racket] question on OpenGL support

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Fri Apr 8 15:13:52 EDT 2011

On Apr 8, 2011, at 11:43 AM, Stephan Houben wrote:

> Hi list,
> As described in the documentation, the OpenGL support
> in Racket does not include the vertex array API
> (glVertexPointer etc.).
> Can I ask why this is?
> I noticed in gl.rkt that it is present but outcommented, so
> I suppose the reason is not lack of time but rather that
> it didn't work on some/all platforms.

Let me preface my comment by saying that this is secondhand knowledge.

One of my students informed me about a month ago that our OpenGL interface is hideously out of date. "It doesn't even support version 2", he said.  My guess--and it's just a guess--is that what you're seeing *is* due to a lack of the time and energy required to update the FFI.  

Feel like doing it?

All the best,

John Clements

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