[Haskell-cafe] Haskell to call Microsoft COM (Dispatch)

Gracjan Polak gracjanpolak at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 04:38:42 EST 2006

2006/1/30, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com>:
> On 1/30/06, Gracjan Polak <gracjanpolak at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is there any library to make Haskell call Microsoft COM functions using
> > Dispatch? E.g I don't need the full COM binary functionality, scripting
> is
> > enough. Google didn't seem to find anything interesting... beside
> rolling my
> > own using FFI :)
> I believe that HDirect allows you to do this. Unfortunately, I don't
> know of a binary build of a recent version, and I have yet to manage
> to build it myself :-(

Latest version is from January 2004, hierarchical library layout has changed
a bit since then :( It doesn't compile for me, either.

Anyway it seems to be a bit of overkill for what I want to do.

I'm not aware of any other libraries to do this.

Thanks for the pointer!


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