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This software is part of the GNU Project.

libffcall is a library which can be used to build foreign function call interfaces in embedded interpreters.

It installs a library libffcall.{a,so}; to link with it, use the compiler option '-lffcall'.

It consists of two parts:

  • avcall
    • calling C functions with variable arguments. Its include file is <avcall.h>.
  • callback
    • closures with variable arguments as first-class C functions. Its include file is <callback.h>.

The current release is at

Registration Date: Wed 02 Jan 2008 02:13:29 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU libffcall 2.1 is released
     posted by haible, Sat 17 Feb 2018 12:58:17 PM UTC

libffcall version 2.1 is released.

New in this release:

  • Added support for Linux/arm with PIE-enabled gcc, Solaris 11.3 on x86_64, OpenBSD 6.1, HardenedBSD.

  • Fixed a bug regarding passing of pointers on Linux/x86_64 with x32 ABI.

  • Fixed a crash in trampoline on Linux/mips64el.
GNU libffcall 2.0 is released
     posted by haible, Sun 10 Sep 2017 05:11:24 PM UTC

libffcall version 2.0 is released.

New in this release:

  • The package now installs a library libffcall.{a,so}. It contains the 'avcall' and 'callback' packages. The libraries libavcall.{a,so} and libcallback.{a,so} are still installed as well, but are deprecated.
GNU libffcall 1.13 is released
     posted by haible, Sat 24 Jun 2017 09:31:48 AM UTC

libffcall version 1.13 is released.

New in this release:

  • The license has been changed from GPLv2 to GPLv2+.

  • Added support for the following platforms:

  (Previously, a build on these platforms failed.)
  - x86_64: Mac OS X 64-bit. [...]

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