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Re: [Chicken-users] sassy and libffi

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] sassy and libffi
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 18:20:13 +0100

On 11/16/05, Brandon J. Van Every <address@hidden> wrote:
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> I notice it requires libffi.  Anyone know how deeply tied to libffi it is?
> As a Windows guy who'd like to get away with MinGW for everything, but
> probably can't because it's a VC++ world out there, I'm leery of this
> dependency.  I'm also leery of libffi itself as a project.  When I read
> mailing list archives and Google around for info about it, it seems like
> a project whose authors can't make up their minds about how it's going
> to be deployed.  They don't update their ancient webpage, one version is
> in the GCC sources, people feel it's a pain to pull out of the GCC
> sources so they bundle custom tarballs for their own projects (including
> Chicken), the libffi authors talk about releasing it standalone again...
> especially on Windows, it all sounds like a recipe for build disasters.

Yes, somehow the libffi maintainers seem to be reluctant or unable to
make proper, regular releases.
There is a win32 version of it in the PLT CVS repo, and somewhere on my
hard-disk at work. If you are interested, I can send you the code (might need a
few days).


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