libffi VS Lua

Compare libffi vs Lua and see what are their differences.

libffi

A portable foreign-function interface library. (by libffi)

Lua

Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description. (by LuaDist)
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libffi Lua
4 0
2,315 1,353
2.9% -
7.9 0.0
about 1 month ago almost 8 years 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.

Lua

Posts with mentions or reviews of Lua. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning Lua yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

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

ChaiScript - Embedded Scripting Language Designed for C++

Duktape - Duktape - embeddable Javascript engine with a focus on portability and compact footprint

Wren - The Wren Programming Language. Wren is a small, fast, class-based concurrent scripting language.

V8 - The official mirror of the V8 Git repository

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

sol2 - Sol3 (sol2 v3.0) - a C++ <-> Lua API wrapper with advanced features and top notch performance - is here, and it's great! Documentation:

ChakraCore - ChakraCore is an open source Javascript engine with a C API. [Moved to: https://github.com/chakra-core/ChakraCore]

luacxx - C++11 API for creating Lua bindings

CppSharp - Tools and libraries to glue C/C++ APIs to high-level languages

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