best practice for calling C from Erlang
Mon Dec 13 14:37:20 CET 2010
What is "best practice for calling C from Erlang"
I have a C library I want to call from Erlang - nothing complicated.
Mostly the C functions are called with simple types, integers, strings etc.
and the return value is uninteresting. In the case where the return value is
interesting I mostly require an opaque return value - ie all I might
ever want to do
is re-use it in a subsequent call to a different C routine, so the actual return
value need never cross the C/Erlang boundary, but could be passed back
as a reference.
What is the best (and easiest) way to call this from Erlang.
Is there any program that takes a file containing C type declarations
(either in ANSI C, or as a erlang terms) and automatically builds
the C and Erlang sides of the interface?
The problem here is not the complexity of an individual
call, but the fact there are a large number of simple and rather
boring functions than must be called.
I know all about the ports
interface linked-in drivers etc. My question is more to do with
the automatic generation of an interface from some kind of specification.
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