libffi-d is a binding to the libffi foreign function interface library. It allows you to invoke functions that use various calling conventions dynamically. Often, particularly in interpreters, it is necessary to dynamically invoke a native function. This is made possible with libffi(-d) as long as you know the return type, parameter types, and the ABI.
You build libffi-d by using Waf:
$ waf configure --lp64=true --mode=release $ waf build $ waf install
You can of course adjust the parameters to configure as needed.
- This binding assumes the presence of the closure API.
- The raw API is not bound.
- This binding only supports the native C calling convention (i.e. 'cdecl') on all platforms, and 'stdcall' on Windows.
- There is no support for functions with variadic argument lists.
- The Java-specific API is not bound.