C->Haskell 0.15.1

C->Haskell is an interface generator that simplifies the development of Haskell bindings to C libraries.

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.3/5 13
DEVELOPED BY:
Manuel M T Chakravarty
HOMEPAGE:
www.cse.unsw.edu.au
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Programming \ Code Generators
C->Haskell is an interface generator that simplifies the development of Haskell bindings to C libraries. It processes existing C header files that determine data layout and function signatures on the C side in conjunction with Haskell modules that specify Haskell-side type signatures and marshaling details.

Hooks embedded in the Haskell code signal access to C structures and functions -- they are expanded by the interfacing tool in dependence on information from the corresponding C header file. Another noteworthy property is the lightweight nature of the approach. The idea for the tool was developed during the implementation of Gtk+HS, a Haskell binding for the GUI toolkit GTK+. The latter is no longer under active development, but its successor, Gtk2Hs, also uses C->Haskell.

The generator is implemented using the Compiler Toolkit and in particular the self-optimising lexer and parser combinators of the toolkit. The use of the toolkit simplified the implementation of C->Haskell considerably.

Requirements:

· The Glasgow Haskell Compiler

Installation:

% tar -xzf < package >.tar.gz # unpack the sources
% cd < package > # change to the toplevel directory
% runghc Setup.hs configure # configure the build system
% runghc Setup.hs build # build everything
[ Become root if necessary ]
% runghc Setup.hs install # install c2hs

If you are installing from darcs, please read the corresponding section below
first.

What's New in This Release:

· This release builds with GHC 6.4 through to 6.8 and also properly supports OpenBSD and Windows. Moreover, the documentation has been updated.

Last updated on January 18th, 2008

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