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       chain - mbk lisp-like service structure


       The  chain  is  used for any purpose, when a list of pointer is required.  The use of this
       structure is strongly recommanded, when such a need occurs.

       The  declarations  needed  to  work  on  chain  are   available   in   the   header   file
       "/labo/include/mut315.h", where '315' is the actual mbk version.

       The following C structure supports the description of the chain :
              typedef struct chain {
                 struct chain     ∗NEXT;
                 void             ∗DATA;
              } chain_list;

       NEXT                Pointer to the next chain of the list.

       DATA                Generic  pointer used to point to any kind of object. Do not forget to
                           cast the pointer back to its previous type when using this field.

       Remark :            a specialized memory allocator has been built in order to  create  and
                           free  chain_lists,  so absolutly avoid to create or free them an other
                           way than through the access functions.


       mbk(1), addchain(3), freechain(3), delchain(3).