[Haskell-cafe] Re: ForeignFunPtr

Maurí­cio CA mauricio.antunes at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 13:53:52 EDT 2009

Isn't freeHaskellFunPtr a required finalization procedure?


> the purpose of ForeignPtr is to attach a finalization procedure to the
> object behind the pointer.  for example, you can have close called
> aimplicitly whenever the garbage collector finds you don't need a file
> handle any more.  function pointers do not need finalization.
>> We have ForeignPtr. Why isn't there a
>> corresponding ForeignFunPtr?

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