Official announcement of the Dryverl project

I officially announce the creation of the Dryverl project.

Dryverl logo

Dryverl is an Erlang-to-C binding “assembly language”. Dryverl lets you specify and control in details all the steps of a Erlang-to-C function call, while hiding implementation details and making it much easier to implement a binding than writing it by hand. The Dryverl “compiler” is implemented as a set of XSLT stylesheets that generate the Erlang and C source code that implements a binding, given a specification of the binding in the Dryverl XML language.

Dryverl is a rewrite of Scott Lystig Fritchie’s EDTK, for which I had published two patches. Actually, since I published those patches, I preferred rewriting EDTK almost from scratch. I have written a detailed comparison between Dryverl and EDTK 1.1.

The current discussion on the Erlang-questions mailing-list about Erlang-to-C bindings was a very good occasion to make this project well-known. I have not yet finished the documentation (tutorial, etc.), but… this project had to be announced one day anyway And Dryverl is already sufficiently mature to be used, in part thanks to Serge Aleynikov who helped me testing it and reported bugs and patches. Thanks also to the ObjectWeb Consortium for hosting this project.

Any contributions to Dryverl are welcome.

Oh, and if you wondered why I drew a “panda-D” in the logo: it is here only because it is cute. Some people find that it looks more like a frog or a fish (or even like a tired hunchback)…