pkgsrc-WIP-cvs archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

CVS commit: wip/libffi

Module name:    wip
Committed by:   thomasklausner
Date:           Sat Jun  7 09:34:26 UTC 2014

Added Files:
        wip/libffi: DESCR Makefile PLIST distinfo
        wip/libffi/patches: patch-aa patch-ac patch-ad patch-ae patch-af
            patch-ag patch-ah patch-ai patch-aj patch-src_arm_sysv.S
            patch-src_x86_ffi.c patch-src_x86_win64.S

Log Message:
Import libffi-3.1 as wip/libffi.

The libffi library provides a portable, high level programming
interface to various calling conventions.  This allows a programmer to
call any function specified by a call interface description at

Some programs may not know at the time of compilation what arguments
are to be passed to a function.  For instance, an interpreter may be
told at run-time about the number and types of arguments used to call
a given function.  Libffi can be used in such programs to provide a
bridge from the interpreter program to compiled code.

Ffi stands for Foreign Function Interface.  A foreign function
interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code
written in one language to call code written in another language.  The
libffi library really only provides the lowest, machine dependent
layer of a fully featured foreign function interface.  A layer must
exist above libffi that handles type conversions for values passed
between the two languages.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs -z3 rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 wip/libffi/DESCR wip/libffi/Makefile \
    wip/libffi/PLIST wip/libffi/ wip/libffi/distinfo \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-aa wip/libffi/patches/patch-ac \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-ad wip/libffi/patches/patch-ae \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-af wip/libffi/patches/patch-ag \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-ah wip/libffi/patches/patch-ai \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-aj wip/libffi/patches/patch-src_arm_sysv.S \
    wip/libffi/patches/patch-src_x86_ffi.c \

To view a diff of this commit:

Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.

Learn Graph Databases - Download FREE O'Reilly Book
"Graph Databases" is the definitive new guide to graph databases and their 
applications. Written by three acclaimed leaders in the field, 
this first edition is now available. Download your free book today!
pkgsrc-wip-cvs mailing list

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index