Copy libffi from sxemacs
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Jun 3 22:35:02 EDT 2010
Aidan Kehoe writes:
> Ar an dara lá de mí Meitheamh, scríobh Jeff Sparkes:
> > Now that RMS has approved GCC's use of dynamically loading plugins, we
> > should add FFI to xemacs.
> RMS' decision on this is irrelevant to us, his delay over this decision is
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> why we have #'load-module and GNU doesn?t.
> > My understanding is that the sxemacs uses libffi for this. Could this
> > easily be copied into XEmacs?
> Relatively easily; see http://hg.debian.org/hg/xemacs/xemacs-ffi/ . I
> couldn't get that to run on OS X a few months ago, though I imagine it works
> on Linux. More work needed.
Hm. IIRC, at the time I committed the code it worked out of the box
(ie, built, ran, and curl.el fetched http://www.xemacs.org/index.html
OK) on OS X 10.4, OS X 10.5, and Gentoo Linux. OS X 10.4 required
installing libffi via MacPorts and use of a particular version of GCC,
probably MacPorts gcc42. I forget whether 10.5 needed special
treatment, it may have needed a MacPorts GCC too.
I'll try to get back to that next week and report on whether I can get
at least that far at this point.
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