Haskell FFI Basics by Fraser Tweedale (@hackuador)

Haskell FFI Basics

By Fraser Tweedale (@hackuador)

Wanting to make use of libraries written in other langauges (often C) is a common situation in high-level languages, and Haskell is no exception. This talk will introduce and demonstrate real-world use of Haskell's C foreign function interface (FFI), including how to deal with some common C idioms. We will examine the c2hs tool which simplifies bindings and review some other Haskell FFI tools.

Attendees who are comfortable with Haskell syntax and have a passing familiarity with C (especially pointers) will get the most out of this presentation.