Basic Info:

Foreign function interface

license: mit
install size: 138186
build date: 2019-01-24 20:47:58 +0000
package file: libffi-3.2.1nb4.tgz
package size: 55497


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

File NameDateSize
include/ffi.h2019-01-24 13:4713338 bytes
include/ffitarget.h2019-01-24 13:474193 bytes
info/libffi.info2019-01-24 13:4726833 bytes
lib/libffi.la2019-01-24 13:47929 bytes
lib/libffi.a2019-01-24 13:4749664 bytes
lib/libffi.so2019-01-24 13:470 bytes
lib/ 13:470 bytes
lib/ 13:4737248 bytes
lib/pkgconfig/libffi.pc2019-01-24 13:47289 bytes
man/man3/ffi.32019-01-24 13:47850 bytes
man/man3/ffi_call.32019-01-24 13:472333 bytes
man/man3/ffi_prep_cif.32019-01-24 13:471158 bytes
man/man3/ffi_prep_cif_var.32019-01-24 13:471321 bytes