[Win32utils-devel] FFI and msvcrt

Daniel Berger djberg96 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 17:21:12 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Heesob Park <phasis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 2012/4/7 Daniel Berger <djberg96 at gmail.com>
>> Hi,
>> I've been using FFI with a Ruby 1.9.3 built with MSVC++ and it's been
>> working well. One thing I've run into though is this:
>> ffi_lib :msvcrt
>> But that's not the runtime I want. But I don't want to hard code the
>> runtime name either. I realize I could parse it out of RbConfig, but I
>> was hoping for something nicer.
>> Is there a way we could create an analogue to FFI::Library::LIBC for
>> the MSVC runtime? Something like FFI::Library::MSVCRT ?
> I can find msvcrt runtime like this:
> def find_msvcrt
> require 'rbconfig'
> RbConfig::CONFIG['RUBY_SO_NAME'].split('-')[-2]+'.dll'
> end
> Did you mean this seems ugly?
> Well, I cannot find a nicer method than above one.

Ok, thanks. I thought maybe there was a better way.

I've submitted a pull request: https://github.com/ffi/ffi/pull/199

It does feel a little funny overloading LIBC like that, but I guess
I'm ok with it. :)

Thanks again.


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