greencard: A foreign function interface pre-processor for Haskell

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Green Card is a foreign function interface preprocessor for Haskell, simplifying the task of interfacing Haskell programs to external libraries (which are normally exposed via C interfaces). This package is of largely historical interest only.

To interface to an external function using Green Card, you write a small procedure specification. The specification tells Green Card what (Haskell) type you want to give the function together with details of how the arguments (and results) to the Haskell function should be marshalled to and from the data representation used by the external function. Green Card will then generate gobs of low-level boilerplate code that takes care of all the details.

This package supplies the executable, greencard, which needs GHC. For the Foreign.GreenCard library, you need to install this first and then you can install greencard-lib (greencard-lib requires the greencard binary already installed).

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Versions [RSS] 3.0.1,, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.0.4,,
Dependencies array, base (>=3 && <4), containers, pretty, process [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Author Alastair Reid, Sigbjorn Finne, and Thomas Nordin
Maintainer none
Category Development
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Uploaded by GwernBranwen at 2009-01-18T03:00:17Z
Reverse Dependencies 3 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables greencard
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This is the top-level directory for Green Card, a foreign function
interface pre-processor for Haskell.

For details of how to compile this distribution, please consult the