[Haskell-cafe] [C Binding] Turning the mutable to immutable?

Yves Parès limestrael at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 05:40:19 EDT 2010

That's indeed an advice I've read [1].
But wouldn't it damage the performances, since code will have to go through
an extra layer?

[1] http://blog.ezyang.com/2010/06/principles-of-ffi-api-design

2010/7/7 Chris Eidhof <chris at eidhof.nl>

> On 5 jul 2010, at 23:48, Yves Parès wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I don't know if some of you are familiar with the SFML library (stands
> for Simple and Fast Multimedia Library) --> http://sfml-dev.org
> > As SDL, SFML is a 2D graphics library, but conversely to SDL it provides
> a hardware-accelerated drawing, through OpenGL.
> > Well, I'm currently writing its Haskell binding, and I'm stuck with
> design issues.
> > What I'm heading to is a full IO binding, and that's what I'd like to
> avoid.
> Have you considered writing a low-level binding and building a high-level
> library on top of that?
> -chris
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