Languages with well-integrated Foreign Function Interface to learn from?

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:09:59 -0700 (PDT)

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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Christoffer_Lern=F6?= <lerno@dragonascendant.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:09:59 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: code, design, question

I'd like to research FFI in various languages, basically to find the
best FFI-solution and copy from that one.
It's likely that I will restrict myself to interfacing with C, so if
there are elegant solutions integrating with C, and more clunky but
flexible that are more general, I probably prefer the ones that
exclusively target C.


What I'm looking for is syntax, to what extent automatic conversion of
arguments are done, how to handle callbacks, memory management, how to
create structured data (i.e. structs in the case of C) etc.


/Christoffer
[Someone asked roughly the same question in 1997, but got no answers. Poking
around on the net, all the FFI seems rather ad-hoc and language specific. -John]



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