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Yeah, libffi supports stdcall, including stdcall callbacks, I will
definitely add this when I do proper Windows support. Windows makes a
mess of this (as usual), the Windows API is stdcall, but DLLs you
compile with VC default do cdecl...

Fabio Mascarenhas

On Feb 13, 2008 1:30 PM, Ignacio Burgueño <> wrote:
> Ignacio Burgueño wrote:
> > Fabio Mascarenhas wrote:
> >> Well, guess I spoke too soon about libffi! The documentation is pretty
> >> sketchy, but I dug around in the source of the CVS version of libffi
> >> and found how to do callbacks. So after some hours of late night
> >> hacking I ripped out ffcall and put libffi in its place. The Alien API
> >> remains the same, so I am calling this version 0.3.1.
> >>
> >
> > I can't install it under Windows. I have luarocks 0.4.2
> >
> Ejem... I've missed the part in the docs that reads "Alien should work
> in any Unix-based system, and it will work on Windows shortly."
> Anyway... Will Alien be able to call functions with calling conventions
> other than cdecl ? Mostly stdcall, I don't really need the others [1]
> Regards,
> Ignacio Burgueño
> [1]