CNI for C
Tue Apr 13 22:08:00 GMT 2004
>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Dale <Richard_Dale@tipitina.demon.co.uk> writes:
Richard> Both java and C# use the language independent Smoke library.
Richard> All 20000+ Qt/KDE method calls in the api are funneled to a
Richard> single Invoke() call, in SmokeInvocation.cs:
Richard> So the next thing to be done is to add code to look up the
Richard> method to call in the Smoke runtime, then marshall the args
Richard> in a Object array into the C++ types. Then call the C++
Richard> method, and marshall the return value from C++ to C#.
This is a cool approach, but I wonder about the performance of it.
One nice part of the "GDirect" approach is that some simple C calls
will have no overhead at all, at least if we were to write a
gcj-specific GDirect. That is, the pointer in the method table would
point directly at the C function. (Of course whether this is an
important optimization is unknown...)
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