[Pharo-project] Status of Alien FFI

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Sep 16 14:14:23 EDT 2009

Hi ken

it is correct that alien touches the parser?
The declarations are not pragmas compliant.

Of course your suggestion makes sense.
When marcus is back in europe I will check the status of the
new handwritten parser because it would be good to use it.

On Sep 16, 2009, at 5:36 PM, Ken Treis wrote:

> On Sep 16, 2009, at 1:06 AM, Johan Brichau wrote:
>> I separated the extensions to the Parser (necessary to load the
>> primitive methods) into a separate package Alien-Prereqs.
>> If you load Alien-Prereqs before Alien-Core, it will work.
> Thanks Johan, that's good news here. I appreciate it.
> Given that Alien requires modifications to the core parser, and that  
> the Alien-modified parser is backwards-compatible with the base  
> parser... is there any chance we can get the Alien modifications  
> into the base? Without that, Pharo software updates that touch  
> parser code will end up reverting the code in Alien-Prereqs, right?
> --
> Ken Treis
> Miriam Technologies, Inc.
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