Interfacing to OLE/COM: HaskellDirect the only game in town?
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed May 24 05:28:01 EDT 2006
Alistair Bayley wrote:
> I want to use some MS Windows OLE/COM libraries from Haskell, and this
> and Google suggest that HaskellDirect is the only game in town. Is
> this the case? And, does anyone have recent experience of it? Is it
> still usable, or has it bit-rotted?
It has bitrotted to some extent. In Visual Haskell we use
HaskellDirect-generated interfaces with a lot of hacking by hand to make
it work, I don't believe we can re-generate the source files from IDL
any more. Also, we needed to modify the com library that comes with
H/Direct in various ways. You can take a look at the Visual Haskell
darcs get http://darcs.haskell.org/vshaskell
There's definitely a gap in the market for a good COM interop tool.
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