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- Subject: ctypes- equivalent in Lua?
- From: bb <bb-543437@...>
- Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 22:50:12 +0200
There is some ingenious library available for Python called ctype, or
say it is provided with the language as a standard and it only needs to
be imported. I have checked the Lua documentation and the Lua mailing
list to find something equivalent powerful - no success.
Well, there is the exchange possible via stack but I think that is not
the philosopher's stone. I found the alien extension
(http://alien.luaforge.net/) as well, but I found nothing comparable to
ctypes. ctypes for instance allows to create C datatypes from within
Python by c-char, c_byte, c_int and so on. In my first check of the docs
I could not find any mechanism for passing parameters by reference, say
pointers. May be I did not find the essentials.
Is there any library I have not jet found for such powerful programming
techniqes in Lua? Thanks for providing any information.