libffi VS CppSharp

Compare libffi vs CppSharp and see what are their differences.

libffi

A portable foreign-function interface library. (by libffi)
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libffi CppSharp
4 2
2,315 2,205
2.9% 2.0%
7.9 8.7
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
C C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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libffi

Posts with mentions or reviews of libffi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-02.
  • buildozer -v android debug error
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/kivy | 2 Nov 2021
    [INFO]: -> running basename https://github.com/libffi/libffi/archive/v3.3.tar.gz
  • Part 1. Small Intro to SWIG
    1 project | reddit.com/r/perl | 22 Oct 2021
    libffi C library
  • Julia ❤ Python
    5 projects | dev.to | 24 Jul 2021
    If you have read my earlier posts you know I love multilingual programming. One important part of multilingual programming is how to interface one language with other. Typically this is called FFI or foreign function interface. At the lowest level often there are libraries (aka bindings) to talk across languages or across implementations of same language e.g. libffi. In my undergrad we did a group project where we created language bindings to separate algorithmic part written in python and opencv and X11 logic in c.
  • Can't compile gollvm on Void Linux
    1 project | reddit.com/r/voidlinux | 9 Jan 2021
    is itself related to the bug in the build script, for https://github.com/libffi/libffi dependency. Thus not an issue of your distro/beyond the scope of this bug.

CppSharp

Posts with mentions or reviews of CppSharp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libffi and CppSharp you can also consider the following projects:

SWIG - SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages.

CefSharp - .NET (WPF and Windows Forms) bindings for the Chromium Embedded Framework

CXXI - C++ interop framework

pinvoke - A library containing all P/Invoke code so you don't have to import it every time. Maintained and updated to support the latest Windows OS.

Sharpen - Sharpen is an Eclipse plugin created by db4o that allows you to convert your Java project into c#

V8 - The official mirror of the V8 Git repository

nbind - :sparkles: Magical headers that make your C++ library accessible from JavaScript :rocket:

PythonNet - Python for .NET is a package that gives Python programmers nearly seamless integration with the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and provides a powerful application scripting tool for .NET developers.

LegacyWrapper - LegacyWrapper uses a x86 wrapper to call legacy dlls from a 64 bit process (or vice versa).

djinni

ChaiScript - Embedded Scripting Language Designed for C++