FFI Report, CVS Id 1.5
fjh at cs.mu.oz.au
Sat Jun 16 00:51:48 EDT 2001
On 15-Jun-2001, Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to compile Haskell for the .NET platform.
> For this platform it makes perfect sense to say
> foreign import ccall "foo" foo :: Int -> Int
> because you can make C calls on .NET as well as .NET calls.
> The problem is that the call must specify which DLL the
> function comes from. The line in the .NET assembly code
> looks something like
> pinvoke dllname::foo
> I remember now that this is why I originally suggested that
> the C calling convention specify a "package name" rather
> than a header file name. Thus
> foreign import ccall "wuggle::foo" foo :: Int -> Int
> rather than wuggle.h
The main problem with that is that in general there will not be
any relationship between the DLL name and the header name.
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