Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of OpenMclFfi


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Feb 24, 2009, 3:39:27 PM (10 years ago)
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james.anderson
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    22= Getting to Know (and Love) the OpenMCL FFI =
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    4 While many of us, one we learn Lisp, might wish to write every line of code after in Lisp, there are far too many existing libraries and tools written in other languages that we might want to interact with.  Besides, who wants to have to port, debug, and then maintain reams of existing boilerplate operating system code?
     4While many of us, once we learn Lisp, might wish to write every line of code after in Lisp, there are far too many existing libraries and tools written in other languages that we might want to interact with.  Besides, who wants to have to port, debug, and then maintain reams of existing boilerplate operating system code?
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    66So, what can we do?  We must use a ''Foreign Function call Interface (FFI)'', which allows us to easily interact with external libraries and operating system features.  And luckily, '''OpenMCL''' comes with one of the best [http://www.openmcl.org/Doc/index.html#The-Foreign_002dFunction-Interface implementations] around.