Utility functions used as helpers in other ClojureCL namespaces. The user of the ClojureCL library would probably not need to use any of the functions defined here.


(error err-code details)(error err-code)

Converts an OpenCL error code to an ExceptionInfo with richer, user-friendly information.

Accepts a long err-code that should be one of the codes defined in OpenCL standard, and an optional details argument that could be anything that you think is informative.

See the available codes in the source of constants/dec-error. Also see the discussion about OpenCL error codes.


(error 0) => an ExceptionInfo instance
(error -5 {:comment "Why here?""}) => an ExceptionInfo instance



(maybe form)

Evaluates form in try/catch block; if an OpenCL-related exception is caught, substitutes the result with the ExceptionInfo object. Non-OpenCL exceptions are rethrown. Useful when we do not want to let a minor OpenCL error due to a driver incompatibility with the standard or an unimplemented feature in the actual driver crash the application. An ExceptionInfo object will be put in the place of the expected result.



(with-check status form)(with-check status details form)

Evaluates form if status is not zero (CL_SUCCESS), otherwise throws an appropriate ExceptionInfo with decoded informative details. It helps fith JOCL methods that return error codes directly, while returning computation results through side-effects in arguments.


(with-check (some-jocl-call-that-returns-error-code) result)



(with-check-arr status form)(with-check-arr status details form)

Evaluates form if the integer in the status primitive int array is 0, Otherwise throws an exception corresponding to the error code. Similar to with-check, but with the error code being held in an array instead of being a primitive number. It helps with JOCL methods that return results directly, and signal errors through side-effects in a primitive array argument.

(let [err (int-array 1)
      res (some-jocl-call err)]
   (with-checl-arr err res))