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- Subject: Re: Automated Win32 bindings with Alien?
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:13:33 +0100
2009/12/30 steve donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> A question for Fabio: what are the issues with Alien for 64-bit Windows?
I can answer part of that. Libffi  (the C library on top of which
Alien is built) has no support for 64-bit windows. More specifically
there is a need for some runtime generated glue code (mainly for
callbacks), and assembler support for x64 is very poor so far (many
Visual C++ compilers come without assembler and/or lack support for
Python and Java (in the JNA package) have their own port of libffi
specifically for x64. However I never managed to compile any of these
two for Alien (usually because of the lack of assembler).
I tried all this about a year ago, so things may have changed since then.