[Pharo-project] FFI versus Alien versus NativeBoost (was FFI versus Aloen)

Casimiro de Almeida Barreto casimiro.barreto at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 11:25:42 EDT 2011

Em 10-06-2011 00:23, Dave Mason escreveu:
> On 2011-Jun-9, at 17:47 , Chris Cunnington wrote:
>> Do you mean Alien?
> Yes Alien....damned thumb keyboards....
>> Alien is newer and was written to address some shortcomings in FFI.
> What shortcomings?
>> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6100
>> http://www.squeaksource.com/Alien/
>> http://lists.gforge.inria.fr/pipermail/pharo-project/2010-March/023328.html
>> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2010-April/148455.html
> I followed those threads, but they don't really say why.  NativeBoost
> is faster than FFI, but NB is a whole other ball-of-wax, and I'd like
> to support it eventually as well as FFI/Alien.
Oh... and it seems that Alien only works properly in Apple OS X...
that's a huge limitation for people developing in other platforms

> Thanks  ../Dave

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