[pypy-dev] bootstrapping issues

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Wed Jan 15 21:10:52 CET 2003

Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> writes:

> In article <y95mtrq9.fsf at python.net>, Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> writes
> >The second one I got from Robin Becker, it seems to be a patched version
> >of the first one, which includes further updates for Windows (stdcall and
> >cdecl calling convention). He got it from somewhere else...
> The version I sent to Thomas came from Roger E Critchlow Jr
> <rec at elf.org> and was part of his Tcl ffidl package version 0.5.

Thanks for looking this up again, Robin.

> He was certainly into the foreign function interface thing in a
> big way and his package also included source for ffcall-1.6 
> http://www.gnu.org/directory/libs/c/ffcall.html and
> the platforms reported for that are

I'm not keen on supporting ffcall, since it's GPL and so I cannot
use it for the stuff I have to redistribute. OTOH I'm quite sure
it would not be too difficult to support that, also, if useful.


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