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- Subject: Re: ctypes- equivalent in Lua?
- From: Rob Hoelz <rob@...>
- Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 15:53:59 -0500
Check out Alien and C/Invoke.
On May 10, 2009, at 15:50, bb <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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.