[Haskell-cafe] FFI and pointers to pointers

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Tue Apr 26 08:16:22 EDT 2005

On 25 April 2005 21:40, John Meacham wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 12:51:04PM +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> The syntax you want is
>>   foreign import ccall "&bar" :: Ptr CInt
>> But note that GHC 6.4 has a bug whereby this doesn't work as expected
>> when compiling via C.  Either use the native code generator (-fasm)
>> or wait for 6.4.1.
> Any ETA on 6.4.1? I am debating whether to rewrite code to work around
> this bug or just wait for the point-release?

We don't have any firm plans yet.  It makes sense to wait until the flow
of bug reports has slowed, and that hasn't happened yet.  But I'll take
your message as a vote for sooner rather than later.


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