SoLoad: Enough FFI to get the job done.

Process based pseudo FFI. Fucking awesome. I had been doing similar stuff with tclsh and wish via snow’s tk package to take advantage of TCL libraries, but this looks to be much much nicer and provides access to C libs.
If you don’t need callbacks or worry much about continuations, this should save a great deal of headache. And if you do, well, a few scheme implementations support SWIG anyway.

SoLoad intro
SoLoad basic
SoLoad intermediate
SoLoad at Launchpad
SoLoad wiki


December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the mention. It’s nice to hear that other people think SoLoad could be a useful program.

    Small correction: as of today, SoLoad has rudimentary support for callback functions. Although I have only tested it on a single example function so far, it seems to actually work pretty well.

    Continuations, on the other hand, are not likely to be forthcoming any time soon.

    Comment by Will Donnelly | December 18, 2008 | Reply

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