[Haskell-cafe] ANN: OpenCL 220.127.116.11 package
cabellos at ifca.unican.es
Thu Oct 6 10:13:32 CEST 2011
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 12:54 AM, Luis Cabellos <cabellos at ifca.unican.es>
> > I understand your point. I didn't know the problems with cross module
> > inlining that Haskell suffers. I learned the BSD3, I think is a good and
> > I'll change it on github and I'll put in the next release.
> Oh cool. Thanks! I think that's for the best. Someone sent me a
> link to this offline:
> Maybe the two implementations can be merged into one super implementation
Thanks for the hint. It appears to be a good source (great source, far
better than OpenCL), It's worth to follow it.
> I see. My experience with the OpenGL bindings is that it can still be
> confusing for users of the library. The reason is simple, there are
> good docs for using the API from C and those docs tend to match the
> official specification. So people who are new to the Haskell bindings
> will need some documentation that explains how to go from the C API to
> the Haskell API. Otherwise users will need to read the source code
> directly to figure out where the function they need to call is
> located. Good haddocks help, but that's just one part of the
> solution. Being able to search for the function by name is also
> useful, so that's why I proposed adding something on to the end of the
> function name. So that people using search in their browser on the
> haddocks or using grep at the command line would find the function(s)
> they are looking for and (hopefully) minimize time spent searching.
> It's a shame because, if we had dependent types we could encode the C
> API directly into Haskell.
I'll think about, i put it in the issue.
> Thanks and I'll probably look at it some more this weekend. I have a
> test program I'm working on but I would need to port it to your
Thank again, :)
> Also, if you use the #fun macro from c2hs to create the foreign
> imports you will need to use at least version 0.16.4 as previous
> versions do not honor stdcall.
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