Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of ForeignFunctionInterface


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Oct 9, 2009 7:50:59 AM (6 years ago)
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    11= Foreign Function Interface =
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    4 See ExtensionDescriptionHowto for information on how to write these extension descriptions.  Please add any new extensions to the list of HaskellExtensions.
     3'''Ticket:''' #35
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    65== Brief Explanation ==
    7 Adds support for invoking code written in other programming languages from Haskell and vice versa. The FFI is designed as a non-intrusive extension to the Haskell 98 standard.
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     7The Foreign Function Interface (FFI) adds support for invoking code and accessing data structures implemented in other programming languages and vice versa.  The current proposal encompasses a general mechanism for inter-language operations as well as specific support for interoperating with the C programming language.
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    99== References ==
    10  * [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/ffi/ addendum] to Haskell98.
    11  * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/sec-ffi-ghc.html Using the FFI with GHC]
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    13 == Tickets ==
    14 [[TicketQuery(description~=ForeignFunctionInterface)]]
     10 * [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/ffi/ FFI addendum] to Haskell98.
     11 * [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/users_guide/ffi.html GHC specifics affecting the FFI]
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    1613== Pros ==
     
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    2017== Cons ==
    21  * Inaccurate `foreign import`s can invalidate all guarantees given by Haskell.
     18 * Inappropriate use can subvert all semantic guarantees provided by Haskell and can cause memory corruption and program crashes.
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     20== Open Questions ==
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     22== Integration into the report ==
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    2326== Topics that need discussion for the integration into Haskell' ==