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- Subject: Re: How close to C do you make your binding?
- From: Ico Doornekamp <lua@...>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:21:50 +0200
* On 2014-06-19 19:53:35 +0200, William Ahern wrote:
> > This is true, and appears to save the binder writing documentation
> > for the idiomatic Lua API. It makes sense to the binder, because
> > they're fluent in C and can read any tutorials for the C API. But
> > it poses a problem to a more casual user, who may not know C. So
> > it's worth going the extra mile; and the thread (of course Coda!) is
> > about doing the extra idiomatic layer in _addition_. Depends
> > totally on the intended audience of course.
> And the C API! A good C API is modular and consistent, and ideally
> eschews things like callbacks
It's especially challenging to create bindings for C libraries which
perform callbacks from the context of some internal hidden thread.
Unfortunately people still make this kind of API's.