[Haskell-cafe] Dynamically Linking Foreign Functions
bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 07:06:06 EST 2009
C/Invoke is another library whose name i forget.
> Thanks a lot. Though the haskell wiki  claims that libffi works on x64.
i don't know, just read yesterday on Lua list:
> A question for Fabio: what are the issues with Alien for 64-bit Windows?
I can answer part of that. Libffi  (the C library on top of which
Alien is built) has no support for 64-bit windows. More specifically
there is a need for some runtime generated glue code (mainly for
callbacks), and assembler support for x64 is very poor so far (many
Visual C++ compilers come without assembler and/or lack support for
Python and Java (in the JNA package) have their own port of libffi
specifically for x64. However I never managed to compile any of these
two for Alien (usually because of the lack of assembler).
I tried all this about a year ago, so things may have changed since then.
Bulat mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com
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