[erlang-questions] FFI for Erlang: patches and draft EEP

Raimo Niskanen raimo+erlang-questions@REDACTED
Wed Sep 12 17:12:49 CEST 2007


Your EEP has been accepted as EEP 7. (Despite the fact it was not
submitted to ees@REDACTED :-) Anyone interested in the progress
or wanting to participate in discussions (for this or other EEPs)
should subscribe to the eeps@REDACTED mailing list.

I made two changes:
1: removed the "for Erlang/OTP" tail from the title,
2: changed the document type to text/x-rst since it did not build.

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 02:29:05PM +0200, Alceste Scalas wrote:
> Hello,
> some time ago [1] I asked for comments about extending Erlang/OTP with a
> Foreign Function Interface (FFI) --- i.e. some new BIFs for calling
> external C code, with automatic Erlang/C type translations.  The
> response was pretty good.
> After some cleanup, testing and bugfixing (and vacations...), I've
> prepared a draft EEP (Erlang Enhancement Proposal) and a series of
> patches that implement the proposal.  Everything is available at the
> following URL:
>         http://muvara.org/crs4/erlang/ffi
> The implementation is based on OTP R11B-5, and has been tested on i386
> and x86_64 (on GNU/Linux).  A simple test suite is also available.
> Comments, bug reports and patches are more than welcome.  Have fun!
> Regards,
> alceste
> P.S.: the URL above is temporary, and will redirect on www.crs4.it
>       when some technical issues are resolved.
> Notes:
>   [1] First discussion about the Erlang FFI proposal:
> http://www.erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2007-August/028346.html
> -- 
> Alceste Scalas <alceste@REDACTED>
> CRS4 - http://www.crs4.it/
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