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 libffi-devel: Devel package for libffi

Description:Compilers for high level languages generate code that follows certain conventions. These conventions are necessary, in part, for separate compilation to work. One such convention is the "calling convention". The "calling convention" is 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.

Some programs may not know at the time of compilation what arguments are to be passed to a function. For instance, an interpreter may be told at run-time about the number and types of arguments used to call a given function. Libffi can be used in such programs to provide a bridge from the interpreter program to compiled code.

The libffi library provides a portable, high level programming interface to various calling conventions. This allows a programmer to call any function specified by a call interface description at run-time.

FFI stands for Foreign Function Interface. A foreign function interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code written in one language to call code written in another language. The libffi library really only provides the lowest, machine dependent layer of a fully featured foreign function interface. A layer must exist above libffi that handles type conversions for values passed between the two languages.

This package contains static libraries and header files need for development.
Size:51.07 KB
Source RPM:libffi
Provides:pkgconfig(libffi)[=3.0.9] libffi-devel[=1:3.0.9-1mamba]
RPM requirements:libffi
Required by:gobject-introspection-devel(i586)
Build required by:anjuta avahi avant-window-navigator awn-extras-applets colord epiphany gambas2 glib gobject-introspection gst-ffmpeg gst-plugins-bad gtkpod gyachi java-jffi java-jna java-openjdk libgegl libgpod libxfce4ui NetworkManager-openconnect pygobject pygobject2 pygtksourceview seahorse sonata totem udev udisks2 upower
Filenames:/usr/lib/libffi-3.0.9/include/ffi.h /usr/lib/libffi-3.0.9/include/ffitarget.h /usr/lib/libffi.a /usr/lib/libffi.la /usr/lib/libffi.so /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libffi.pc /usr/share/info/libffi.info.gz /usr/share/man/man3/ffi.3.gz /usr/share/man/man3/ffi_call.3.gz /usr/share/man/man3/ffi_prep_cif.3.gz

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