Module

A libffi wrapper for Ruby.

Description

Fiddle is an extension to translate a foreign function interface (FFI) with ruby.

It wraps libffi, a popular C library which provides a portable interface that allows code written in one language to call code written in another language.

Example

Here we will use Fiddle::Function to wrap floor(3) from libm

require 'fiddle'

libm = Fiddle.dlopen('/lib/libm.so.6')

floor = Fiddle::Function.new(
  libm['floor'],
  [Fiddle::TYPE_DOUBLE],
  Fiddle::TYPE_DOUBLE
)

puts floor.call(3.14159) #=> 3.0

Creates a new handler that opens library, and returns an instance of Fiddle::Handle.

If nil is given for the library, Fiddle::Handle::DEFAULT is used, which is the equivalent to RTLD_DEFAULT. See man 3 dlopen for more.

lib = Fiddle.dlopen(nil)

The default is dependent on OS, and provide a handle for all libraries already loaded. For example, in most cases you can use this to access libc functions, or ruby functions like rb_str_new.

See Fiddle::Handle.new for more.

Returns the hexadecimal representation of a memory pointer address addr

Example:

lib = Fiddle.dlopen('/lib64/libc-2.15.so')
=> #<Fiddle::Handle:0x00000001342460>

lib['strcpy'].to_s(16)
=> "7f59de6dd240"

Fiddle.dlunwrap(Fiddle.dlwrap(lib['strcpy'].to_s(16)))
=> "7f59de6dd240"

Returns a memory pointer of a function's hexadecimal address location val

Example:

lib = Fiddle.dlopen('/lib64/libc-2.15.so')
=> #<Fiddle::Handle:0x00000001342460>

Fiddle.dlwrap(lib['strcpy'].to_s(16))
=> 25522520

Free the memory at address addr

last_error

::

Returns the last Error of the current executing Thread or nil if none

last_error=

::

Sets the last Error of the current executing Thread to error

Allocate size bytes of memory and return the integer memory address for the allocated memory.

Change the size of the memory allocated at the memory location addr to size bytes. Returns the memory address of the reallocated memory, which may be different than the address passed in.

win32_last_error

::

Returns the last win32 Error of the current executing Thread or nil if none

win32_last_error=

::

Sets the last win32 Error of the current executing Thread to error