FFI imports packaging utility

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Abstract

The Haskell Cabal [1] is a framework which defines a common interface for authors to more easily build their applications in a portable way. The Haskell Foreign Functions Import Generator (hsffig) [3] is a tool to convert a C header file (.h) into Haskell code containing FFI [2] import statements for all entities whose declarations are found in the header file. The FFI Packaging Utility (ffipkg) is a tool that integrates the functionality of hsffig with the Cabal framework allowing for building and installation of packages entirely consisting of foreign functions imports.

Benefits of Packaging FFI Imports

Purpose

Command Line Options

Synopsis

Package Naming and Versioning

Location of Libraries and Include Files

External Programs

Compatibility

Other Options

Creating a FFI Import Package

Preparatory Steps

Creating Haskell Sources, Makefile, Cabal File

Configuring a Package

Building a Package

Package Installation

Examples

Hello, World

Berkeley DB Binding

X11 Transport Protocol

References