Basic Info:

Foreign function interface

license: mit
install size: 143682
build date: 2017-11-08 22:36:11 +0000
package file: libffi-3.2.1nb4.tgz
package size: 56267


The libffi library provides a portable, high level programming
interface to various calling conventions. This allows a programmer to
call any function specified by a call interface description at

Some programs may not know at the time of compilation what arguments
are to be passed to a function. For instance, an interpreter may be
told at run-time about the number and types of arguments used to call
a given function. Libffi can be used in such programs to provide a
bridge from the interpreter program to compiled code.

Ffi stands for Foreign Function Interface. A foreign function
interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code
written in one language to call code written in another language. The
libffi library really only provides the lowest, machine dependent
layer of a fully featured foreign function interface. A layer must
exist above libffi that handles type conversions for values passed
between the two languages.








Package List

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include/ffi.h2017-11-08 15:3613338 bytes
include/ffitarget.h2017-11-08 15:364193 bytes
info/libffi.info2017-11-08 15:3626833 bytes
lib/libffi.la2017-11-08 15:36929 bytes
lib/libffi.a2017-11-08 15:3650848 bytes
lib/libffi.so2017-11-08 15:360 bytes
lib/ 15:360 bytes
lib/ 15:3641560 bytes
lib/pkgconfig/libffi.pc2017-11-08 15:36289 bytes
man/man3/ffi.32017-11-08 15:36850 bytes
man/man3/ffi_call.32017-11-08 15:362333 bytes
man/man3/ffi_prep_cif.32017-11-08 15:361158 bytes
man/man3/ffi_prep_cif_var.32017-11-08 15:361321 bytes