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CFFI - the Common Foreign Function Interface
Created by Edi on: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 14:09:13 GMT, Last modification: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 08:09:16 GMT

A portable foreign function interface for Common Lisp.

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Version0.9.2 - Saturday, 09 September 2006
OS compatibilityUnix, MacOS X, Windows
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CFFI, the Common Foreign Function Interface, purports to be a portable foreign function interface for Common Lisp. The CFFI library is composed of a Lisp-implementation-specific backend in the CFFI-SYS package, and a portable frontend in the CFFI package.

The CFFI-SYS backend package defines a low-level interface to the native FFI support in the Lisp implementation. It offers operators for allocating and dereferencing foreign memory, calling foreign functions, and loading shared libraries. The CFFI frontend provides a declarative interface for defining foreign functions, structures, typedefs, enumerated types. It is implemented in portable ANSI CL making use of the low-level operators exported by CFFI-SYS.

A UFFI compatibility layer is also being developed.

Compatible Implementations

ECL | LispWorks | Allegro Common Lisp | CMUCL | CLISP | SBCL | OpenMCL

Required by these libraries

cl-portaudio | thnappy | Foreign Structures By Value | CL-PNG | PLOKAMI - Common Lisp PCAP Interface | GNU Scientific Library for Lisp | Objective-CL | gecol | Pixel Art Library | Urban Warfare: The Escape | cl-wav-synth - Express noises as you think | The Rougelike! | The Sewer Massacre | VIAL - VI Adopts Lisp | CFFI-Net | asdf-ecs | CL-OBJC | Graphic-Forms | CL-SCREEN | Elephant | CL-CHMLIB

Authors and Maintainers

Luís Oliveira | James Bielman


FFI | Libraries | Compatibility layers | Unix family | Windows family | BSD license

Linked from these items

IOlib-Alien | Pixel Art Library | c2ffi

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