pexports Was: Re: [Haskell-cafe] binding to C libraries on Windows was Low Level Audio - Writing bytes to the sound card?

John Lask jvlask at
Wed Dec 9 16:46:29 EST 2009

I think it would be a usefull addition to the haskell windows tool 
chain, and help facilitate the creation of bindings to  libraries on 
windows where no appropriate import library exists.

I am sure if you put it "out there" in whatever form, someone will find 
a use for it and perhaps build upon it.


Stephen Tetley wrote:
> Hi All,
> Would a pure Haskell version of pexports be useful to the Haskell community?
> For a Sunday afternoon hack that turned out to take a bit more effort
> (its now Wednesday), I thought I'd code up a tool that extracts
> function symbols from .dll's (also when I first looked at the C
> pexports it seemed somewhat unadopted, though checking today it
> appears to in MinGW, so my local MinGW must be out-of-date).
> If there are compelling uses that aren't covered by pexports and would
> ease Haskell C binding problems on Windows, I don't mind polishing up
> my tool, but otherwise I've exhausted my natural interest.
> Best wishes
> Stephen
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