|Subject:||Request for feedback on FFI helpers egg (Jiffi)|
|Date:||Sat, 17 Jul 2021 22:14:10 -0500|
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I have been working on a new egg called Jiffi, which provides
high-level helpers for writing foreign-function interface (FFI)
bindings to C libraries. It is especially helpful for large and
complex libraries. I hope it will also lower the barrier for
beginners to create high-quality bindings and contribute to the
CHICKEN ecosystem. You can read more on the wiki:
Jiffi is already usable and fully documented. However, before I stabilize the API, I would like some volunteers of various experience levels to try using it to create bindings to a C library (or part of a C library), and provide feedback about any concepts or documentation that are confusing, and any use cases that are difficult to accomplish.
My current plan is to accept feedback until mid-August, then try to release a beta with a stable API in early September.
You can provide feedback by joining the IRC channel ##jiffi (with two #) on the Libera.Chat network, or by emailing me off-list. Programmers of all experience levels are welcome, and I am happy to provide help writing bindings, and answer your questions. :)
- John Croisant
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