FFI::Platypus::TypeParser::Version0 - FFI Type Parser Version Zero
use FFI::Platypus; my $ffi = FFI::Platypus->new( api => 0 ); $ffi->type('record(Foo::Bar)' => 'foo_bar_t'); $ffi->type('opaque' => 'baz_t'); $ffi->type('opaque*' => 'baz_ptr');
This documents the original FFI::Platypus type parser. It was the default and only type parser used by FFI::Platypus starting with version
0.02. Starting with version
1.00 FFI::Platypus comes with a new type parser with design fixes that are not backward compatibility.
- Pass-by-value records are not allowed
Originally FFI::Platypus only supported passing records as a pointer. The type
record(Foo::Bar)actually passes a pointer to the record. In the version 1.00 parser allows
record(Foo::Bar)which is pass-by-value (the contents of the record is copied onto the stack) and
record(Foo::Bar)*which is pass-by-reference or pointer (a pointer to the record is passed to the callee so that it can make modifications to the record).
record(Foo::Bar)in version 0 is equivalent to
record(Foo::Bar)*in the version 1 API. There is no equivalent to
record(Foo::Bar)*in the version 0 API.
- decorate aliases of basic types
This is not allowed in the version 0 API:
$ffi->type('opaque' => 'foo_t'); # ok! $ffi->type('foo_t*' => 'foo_ptr'); # not ok! in version 0, ok! in version 1
Instead you need to use the basic type in the second type definition:
$ffi->type('opaque' => 'foo_t'); # ok! $ffi->type('opaque*' => 'foo_ptr'); # ok!
- object types are not allowed
$ffi->type('object(Foo::Bar)'); # not ok! in version 0, ok! in version 1
The core FFI::Platypus documentation.
Author: Graham Ollis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bakkiaraj Murugesan (bakkiaraj)
Dylan Cali (calid)
Zaki Mughal (zmughal)
Fitz Elliott (felliott)
Vickenty Fesunov (vyf)
Gregor Herrmann (gregoa)
Shlomi Fish (shlomif)
Ilya Pavlov (Ilya33)
Petr Pisar (ppisar)
Mohammad S Anwar (MANWAR)
This software is copyright (c) 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019 by Graham Ollis.
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