Forum: Ruby Ruby/DLX 0.8.1 released

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Marcel Toele (Guest)
on 2006-03-20 18:30
(Received via mailing list)
It is my pleasure to announce that:

Ruby/DLX 0.8.1 is now available for download from:
http://ruby-dlx.rubyforge.org/
(Direct link:
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/9283/ruby-dl...
).

Ruby/DLX is a frontend to Ruby/DL2. It uses the Ruby/DL2 ability to
import C
library calls directly in ruby.
Ruby/DLX provides a (hopefully) very intuitive way of doing this.

* All structs can be redfined in nearly identical syntax
* All (pointer) types are identified automatically and conversion is
performed automatically to the above defined structs
* char* <-> String type conversion
* char <-> ruby character type conversion
* function pointers are handled automatically
* pointers-to-pointers (array lists) are handled automatically, You can
change lists in ruby by replacing C-allocated values by Ruby allocated
values
* nested structs are handled automatically


For an example and a one-to-one comparison of a C-Header file and the
corresponding Ruby module don't hesitate to drop by at:

http://ruby-dlx.rubyforge.org/


Happy Hacking!

dpy
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