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Date: 2002-10-13 (08:48)
From: Xavier Leroy <xavier.leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CamlIDL question
> Is the below trick is possible in CamlIDL?
> I want to wrap C library that uses structs for storing
> pointers to functions

No, CamlIDL doesn't support C function pointers.  The reason is that
mapping C functions pointers to Caml functions is easy, but mapping
Caml function closures to C functions is nearly impossible (there is
nowhere to store and pass the environment part of the closure).

However, CamlIDL support COM interfaces, which are basically a subset
of C++ classes.  These support two-way conversions between OCaml
objects (i.e. more or less collections of Caml functions) and COM objects
(i.e. more or less collections of C function pointers + instance

- Xavier Leroy
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