User Guide

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Manuel Chakravarty (chak@cse.unsw.edu.au)
November 2007


c2hs is an interface generator that simplifies the development of Haskell bindings to C libraries. The tool 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.

More background information is available in a research paper discussing c2hs, which is at http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/papers.html#c2hs. However, this paper does not cover the more recent advanced features such as function hooks and conditional compilation.



Copyright

c2hs is Copyright © (1999-2005) Manuel M. T. Chakravarty