libffi (Portable Foreign Function Interface Library)

Release date: 
Saturday, 27 October, 2012




Portable Foreign Function Interface Library. Compilers for high level languages generate code that follow certain conventions. These conventions are necessary, in part, for separate compilation to work. One such convention is the "calling convention". The "calling convention" is essentially a set of assumptions made by the compiler about where function arguments will be found on entry to a function. A "calling convention" also specifies where the return value for a function is found.

This library is useful to anyone trying to build a bridge between interpreted and natively compiled code. Some notable uses are Python (CPython), Java OpenJDK and Ruby.

This software is distributed as RPM package.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

libffi-3.0.11-1.oc00 (27/10/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install libffi
libffi-devel-3.0.11-1.oc00 (27/10/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Development files for libffi, not needed by the end user. Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install libffi-devel
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