[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] Bindings for libguestfs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon May 11 04:52:46 EDT 2009

I added some partial bindings for libguestfs[1] here:


Some very simple example programs which use these bindings:


Any comments welcome.  My Haskell skills are pretty terrible, so I'm
sure there are many ways these can be improved.

If someone wants to look at binding the rest of the API, then please
send me some patches.  (Note that the Guestfs.hs file is automatically

BTW, I found the documentation on writing FFIs very contradictory and
incomplete.  For example, I was completely defeated trying to find
ways to do simple stuff like passing in integers or returning
booleans.  *Potentially* Haskell's FFI seems like it might be one of
the best out of the languages I've used so far, but it needs way more
documentation and examples.


[1] http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs/

Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine.  Supports Linux and Windows.

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