Description

The functionality described in this section requires support for OpenCL C 2.0, or OpenCL C 3.0 or newer and the __opencl_c_device_enqueue feature.

This section describes the clang block syntax [1].

Like function types, the Block type is a pair consisting of a result value type and a list of parameter types very similar to a function type. Blocks are intended to be used much like functions with the key distinction being that in addition to executable code they also contain various variable bindings to automatic (stack) or global memory.

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Document Notes

For more information, see the OpenCL C Specification

This page is extracted from the OpenCL C Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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1. This syntax is already part of the clang source tree on which most vendors have based their OpenCL implementations. Additionally, blocks based closures are supported by the clang open source C compiler as well as Mac OS X’s C and Objective C compilers. Specifically, Mac OS X’s Grand Central Dispatch allows applications to queue tasks as a block.