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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: noweb "bug" (was: article "standard" header/fo

From: C Y
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: noweb "bug" (was: article "standard" header/footer)
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:26:09 -0800 (PST)

--- root <address@hidden> wrote:

> an alternative is to modify GCL to support UFFI (Universal 
> Foreign Function Interface) and modify Axiom to use it. I 
> looked at this path and it is a lot of work. When Axiom goes
> ANSI it'll have to be done but that's still a long way in the
> future and GCL may have UFFI by then. Only a few other common
> lisps support UFFI so far.

Not to muddy the waters further, but actually it looks like a successor
to UFFI might be forming in the guise of CFFI, with the sweetener of an
automatic tool to generate bindings for C/C++ libraries called
Verrazano.  This effort is the result of one of the other Summer of
Code projects sponsored by Google.

I'm hoping the FLTK FFI bindings might prove a viable cross platform
backend target for McCLIM in the future.


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