GLFW-b: GLFW bindings

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Bindings to GLFW, a free, open source, multi-platform library for creating OpenGL contexts and managing input, including keyboard, mouse, joystick and time.

GLFW-b works on Windows, Mac OS X, and many Unix-like operating systems.

Please see README.md (http://github.com/bsl/GLFW-b/blob/master/README.md) for information about how these bindings differ from the ones in the GLFW package (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/GLFW).

For more information about the library on which these bindings are based, please see http://glfw.sourceforge.net.


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Versions [faq] 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.2.1, 0.0.2.2, 0.0.2.3, 0.0.2.4, 0.0.2.5, 0.0.2.6, 0.0.2.7, 0.0.2.8, 0.0.2.9, 0.0.2.10, 0.1.0.0, 0.1.0.1, 0.1.0.2, 0.1.0.3, 0.1.0.4, 0.1.0.5, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, 1.4.7.1, 1.4.7.2, 1.4.7.3, 1.4.8.0, 1.4.8.1, 1.4.8.2, 1.4.8.3, 1.4.8.4, 3.2.1.0, 3.2.1.1
Dependencies base (==4.*) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Brian Lewis <brian@lorf.org>
Maintainer Brian Lewis <brian@lorf.org>
Category Graphics
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/bsl/GLFW-b.git
Uploaded by BrianLewis at Sun Sep 23 13:07:27 UTC 2012
Distributions LTSHaskell:3.2.1.0, NixOS:3.2.1.1, Stackage:3.2.1.0
Downloads 30085 total (993 in the last 30 days)
Rating 2.0 (votes: 1) [estimated by rule of succession]
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Differences between GLFW and GLFW-b 2011.03

  • GLFW binds to version 2.6 of the GLFW C library. GLFW-b binds to 2.7.

  • Some GLFW functions return OpenGL {Gettable,Settable}StateVars. I don't like this because it adds an extra step to extract a value and causes GLFW to be dependent on OpenGL. GLFW-b doesn't depend on OpenGL.

  • GLFW sometimes depends on GLFW C library internally defined values. GLFW-b doesn't. For example, GLFW-b doesn't assume that GL_FALSE = 0. I don't think this makes a difference in practice, but it makes me feel better.

  • GLFW sometimes assumes that certain Haskell types are equivalent to certain C types, e.g. Int and int. GLFW-b doesn't. GLFW-b always uses the appropriate type from Foreign.C.Types. I don't think this makes a difference in practice, but it makes me feel better.

  • GLFW contains workarounds for a bugs in GHC < 6.10 FFI. GLFW-b doesn't.

  • GLFW's API is pretty faithful to the C API. GLFW-b prefers to use full words and self-explanatory function names.

  • In GLFW-b, registering hints and opening a window are combined into one step.

  • GLFW has support for loading textures and rendering strings. GLFW-b doesn't.