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Re: How to make GNU Guile more successful

From: Matt Wette
Subject: Re: How to make GNU Guile more successful
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:10:10 -0800

> On Mar 3, 2017, at 11:24 AM, Mike Gran <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Friday, March 3, 2017 11:18 AM, Amirouche <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Now that the C preprocessor in NYACC/C99 is more robust I could start 
>>> looking at generating some sort of  “FFI helper” functionality.  I have 
>>> been thinking about this problem on and off for a while.  Completely 
>>> automating things might be tough, but a “helper” would probably go a long 
>>> way.
>> Are you aware of scheme-bytestructures [0] that's what we are using> in 
>> guile-git. If you target that API to wrap C structs, it would be helpful.
> SWIG used to work for Guile.  It was a rather complete solution to
> the wrapping problem.

I had forgotten about that.  Seems targeted to 1.X but might be worth trying to 
autogenerate swig template or equivalent to start.

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