FFI proposal: allow some control over the scope of C header files

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu May 4 08:31:18 EDT 2006

Manuel M T Chakravarty <chak at cse.unsw.edu.au> wrote:

> This leaves me with the opinion that we should really leave this as
> pragma and not make it into FFI syntax.  It's a hint to some
> implementations and irrelevant to others.

Ah well, if we use that eminently sensible criterion, then the
"safe/unsafe" annotation on foreign imports ought to be in a pragma too.
For some implementations (yhc/nhc98) it is simply irrelevant, it is
really a ghc-ism.  :-)


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