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From: David LONY <david.lony@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Interface between Ocaml and Assembler
Ok ok..

But it will be easier to make a "bridge" like this one : "asm code" -> 
"C code"->"Ocaml code" ?
For instance I made 3 program :
The first one in assembly (gas.S):
.text

.global _start

_start:
        call main
        ret

The second in C (test.c):

#include <stdio.h>
#include <caml/mlvalues.h>
#include <caml/callback.h>

int test_char(int n)
{
  static value * test_char_closure = NULL;
 
  if (test_char_closure == NULL)
        {
        test_char_closure = caml_named_value("caml_test_char");
        }
       
  return Int_val(caml_callback(*test_char_closure, Val_int(n)));
}

int main(int argc, char ** argv)
{
  int result;
  caml_startup(argv);
  result = test_char(10);
  printf("%d\n", result);
  return 0;
}

and the last in Ocaml (truc.ml) :

let test_char a = a+1
let _ = Callback.register "caml_test_char" test_char;;

But when I try to compile and link all object it fails...
as gas.S -o gas.o
gcc -c test.c -o test.o
ocamlopt -output-obj truc.ml -o truc_main.o
ld -o test gas.o test.o truc_main.o -L/usr/lib/ocaml/3.09.2/ -lasmrun 
-lm -ldl

/usr/lib/ocaml/3.09.2//libasmrun.a(ints.o): In function 
`caml_int64_of_string':
(.text+0xb4b): undefined reference to `__udivdi3'
/usr/lib/ocaml/3.09.2//libasmrun.a(ints.o): In function `caml_int64_mod':
(.text+0xe55): undefined reference to `__moddi3'
/usr/lib/ocaml/3.09.2//libasmrun.a(ints.o): In function `caml_int64_div':
(.text+0xe9e): undefined reference to `__divdi3'

Does anyone has a solution ?

Regards.
David LONY








Alain Frisch a écrit :
> David LONY wrote:
>> Is it possible to interface assembler code with an Ocaml code ? I 
>> mean..is it possible to call a Ocaml function from an assembler code 
>> by using the asm instruction "call my_function" (gas asm)?
>
> Yes, you can call an OCaml function from assembler using the same 
> method as from C, that is through caml_callback* functions (see 
> Section 18.7.1 in the OCaml manual). However, dealing with the GC 
> properly in assembler is tricky: you'll have to reproduce the behavior 
> of the CAMLlocal and CAMLparam macros.
>
> -- Alain
>
>
>