[Haskell-cafe] Making extra GMP bindings
robin.morisset at ens.fr
Thu Jul 26 12:20:47 CEST 2012
We haven't found mpz_nextprime in the list of gmp functions that have
bindings in integer-gmp, and we would like to call it from a Haskell
We have first looked at a few simple examples of using the FFI but found
- The mapping between Integer and the C data types isn't explicited
- The gmp function gives its result by writing it in its second
argument, instead of returning it.
Building a wrapper for it that allocates the resulting Integer
wouldn't be trivial because of how it could interact with the GC
Then we looked at how integer-gmp itself does it, it seems to be writing
lots of cmm wrappers that call inside of the GHC runtime.
Is there an easier way to build a binding for a gmp function than to
hack integer-gmp and recompile ghc ?
Robin Morisset & Florian Bourse
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