Win32 libraries for Haskell
simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 4 10:09:54 EST 2004
> > The situation seems to be this:
> > * Sigbjorn is actively maintaining hslibs/win32 for Galois
> reasons, and
> > is
> > reluctant to transfer to libraries/win32 because it's
> untested (I'm
> > assuming
> > that the Green-Card dependency is soluble by putting the
> GC output
> > in the CVS tree). Fair enough.
> I have no motivation other than it is a useful library used by many.
> GreenCard output, and output by the FFI backend in particular,
> is pretty clunky(*), so much so that the *.hs files in
> hslibs/win32 has been
> cleaned up quite a bit. Furthermore, GreenCard produces non-reentrant
> code, which is why I don't recommend it being used, libraries/Win32 or
> hslibs/win32/ doesn't improve on the non-reentrancy problem, btw.
> * - having written large chunks of the current GC codebase, I feel
> entitled to criticize it :)
Interesting - in what sense is the greencard output non-reentrant? Do
you mean that it won't work in a multithreaded app, or is it a
restriction on what you can do in a callback?
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