Revision history for FFI-Platypus

1.91_01   2022-07-05 07:41:07 -0400
  - Setting the env environment V variable to a true value now will override the
    verbose option on FFI::Build.  This allows modules that use it to display verbose
    output without having to change the .fbx files.  This mirrors the behavior of
    how FFI-Platypus itself works. (gh#369)

1.90_02   2022-06-27 08:33:31 -0600
  - Documentation updates for API = 2 (gh#340, gh#368)

1.90_01   2022-06-24 11:03:35 -0500
  - api = 2 is no longer experimental (gh#365)

1.61_01   2022-06-23 16:16:43 -0500
  - Added experimental modules FFI::Build::Plugin and FFI::Build::PluginData (gh#351)

1.60_01   2022-06-23 15:49:42 -0500
  - Updated installer

1.59_01   2022-06-19 07:47:49 -0600
  - Internal refactor (gh#361)

1.58      2022-06-19 06:19:42 -0600
  - TypeParser version 2 accept string(10) as alias for string(10)* (gh#346, gh#359)

1.57      2022-06-15 18:30:29 -0600
  - Documentation improvements

1.56      2021-10-27 19:44:37 -0600
  - Fixes for very old versions of Mac OS X / Xcode (gh#350)
  - Added cxxld method to FFI::Build::Platform (gh#350)

1.55      2021-07-29 10:41:02 -0600
  - Production release identical to 1.54_01

1.54_01   2021-07-12 17:05:37 -0600
  - FFI::Temp will retry up to 10 times to avoid a race (gh#344, gh#348)

1.53      2021-07-12 12:18:27 -0600
  - Documentation improvements (gh#307, gh#347)

1.52      2021-07-01 07:33:44 -0600
  - Probe for intmax_t uintmax_t types (gh#341)

1.51      2021-07-01 07:25:38 -0600
  - Fix testing bug that was failing on systems with libffi that does
    not support variadic functions (ppisar++ gh#323, gh#343, gh#345)

1.50      2021-06-30 08:34:17 -0600
  - Production release identical to 1.49_01

1.49_01   2021-06-22 17:07:44 -0600
  - float gets promoted to double when used as a varadic argument
    (gh#323, gh#338)

1.48_01   2021-06-22 00:32:02 -0600
  - Test forks in CI (gh#333, #334, #335)
  - Internal refactor of pointer and array input arguments to reduce
    duplication (gh#336)

1.47_01   2021-06-21 22:24:40 -0600
  - Restore experimental code from 1.45_01

1.46      2021-06-21 22:20:12 -0600
  - Hotfix due to testing bug in 1.44 (gh#333)
  - This version does not include experimental code from 1.45_01.

1.45_01   2021-06-21 18:23:17 -0600
  - Experimental: with api => 2, you can now pass an array reference to
    a pointer argument, which is roughly equivalent to an array type with
    no size, example: sint[] (gh#227, gh#332)

1.44      2021-06-20 06:50:03 -0600
  - Migrate test suite to Test::V0 (gh#327)
  - Use parent instead of base in documentation and in code (gh#239 jjatria++)
  - Improved consistency of examples and documentation (gh#328, gh#330, jjatria++)

1.43      2021-03-17 09:46:40 -0600
  - Fix test hang on cygwin (gh#320, gh#321)

1.42      2021-03-15 05:42:23 -0600
  - Production release identical to 1.41_01

1.41_01   2021-03-14 12:49:38 -0600
  - Adjusted test introduced in 1.40_01 to not rely on returning
    a record-value for platforms that do not support that.  (gh#318, gh#319)

1.40_01   2021-03-12 13:08:41 -0700
  - Add support for closures returning records pass-by-value
    if they do not include string pointers (gh#313, gh#315)

1.39_01   2021-03-09 17:38:37 -0700
  - Fix bug where closure ABI wasn't being used for non-default
    ABIs (gh#313, gh#314)
  - Add support for closures taking records pass-by-value (gh#312)

1.38      2021-03-08 17:13:15 -0700
  - Production release identical to 1.37_01

1.37_01   2021-03-06 14:03:35 -0700
  - Document the .fbx interface for specifying compiler / linker flags or
    using Aliens with bundled C code in FFI::Platypus::Bundle
    (gh#221, gh#306)

1.36_01   2021-03-02 17:32:03 -0700
  - Improved the reliability of ABI detection on some platforms
    (gh#285, gh#301, gh#302)

1.35_01   2021-03-01 16:02:07 -0700
  - Favor the Microsoft strdup over the bundled copy if found as _strdup
    which is what it is called now (gh#299).
  - Added FFI::Platypus::Type::WideString type plugin
    (IKEGAMI++ gh#291, gh#292, gh#299)

1.34      2020-10-23 09:04:46 -0600
  - Fixed bug in in record meta object which expressed itself on at least
    some platforms (gh#287, gh#288)

1.33      2020-09-28 10:47:26 -0600
  - FFI::Platypus::Declare is no longer part of this distribution.  It is
    now available from FFI-Platypus-Declare instead.  It has already
    been discouraged for quite some time. (gh#285)
  - Fix bug where bundled .so name could incorrectly get double colons (::)
    in the name in development mode only.  This is probably only a problem
    on Windows. (gh#284)

1.32      2020-09-21 04:25:13 -0600
  - Fix unsupported Perl tests.
    Fixes code that refuse to install on 5.10.0t (threads) (gh#275, gh#280)

1.31      2020-07-01 05:28:10 -0600
  - Refuse to install on very old versions of Perl 5.8.1, 5.8.2, 5.8.3 and
    5.10.0t (threads) (Gh#275)
  - Move to new GH org PerlFFI (old org was Perl5-FFI, and will remain to
    keep URL redirection).  The new URL is
    https://github.com/PerlFFI/FFI-Platypus

1.30      2020-06-16 06:51:53 -0600
  - Dropping support for Perl 5.8.1, 5.8.2 and 5.8.3, and the threaded version
    of 5.10.0.  For now Platypus will install on these versions of Perl, but a
    warning will be issued, along with a 45s sleep at configure time and a 180s
    sleep at test time.  Please upgrade to 5.8.4 (or preferrably 5.32).
    Starting July 1st, Platypus will refuse to install on these elderly Perls.
    (gh#271, gh#272)

1.29      2020-06-06 08:40:10 -0600
  - For window (from FFI::Platypus::Buffer), if $size is omitted then
    it will assumed to be a C string and computed using strlen (gh#270)

1.28      2020-05-20 01:43:09 -0600
  - Production release identical to 1.27_01

1.27_01   2020-05-17 18:01:37 -0600
  - Add strcpy to FFI::Platypus::Memory (gh#265)
  - Add window to FFI::Platypus::Buffer (gh#266, gh#267)

1.26      2020-05-07 04:59:17 -0600
  - The return type for the function method can now be omitted and
    defaults to 'void' (gh#262, gh#263)
  - The attach_cast method can now take a wrapper function (gh#261, gh#264)

1.25      2020-05-05 19:40:02 -0600
  - Fixed bug where return type uint64* was being returned as
    sint64* (gh#258, gh#259)

1.24      2020-05-02 16:59:34 -0600
  - Add kindof method (gh#243, gh#254)
  - Add countof method (gh#243, gh#254)
  - Add unitof method (gh#245, gh#254)
  - Add def method (gh#244, gh#248, gh#254)
  - Add hook load_custom_types to the language plugins that allows
    them to define custom types (gh#253)

1.23_01   2020-05-01 11:13:59 -0600
  - Custom record arguments are kept around for the lifetime of the
    function call, meaning they don't have to be explicitly kept by
    the custom code wrapper as long as they aren't used after the
    function returns (gh#236, gh#247).
  - This completes support for custom record types.  This is a
    release candidate.

1.22_01   2020-05-01 08:16:25 -0600
  - Fix test on MSWin32 + older libffi where returning record values
    doesn't work (introduced in 1.20_01, gh#250)

1.21_01   2020-04-29 19:10:59 -0600
  - Diagnostic release.

1.20_01   2020-04-29 06:45:11 -0600
  - Return record custom record value (gh#214, gh#215, gh#235, gh#238, gh#245)

1.19_01   2020-04-27 12:38:43 -0600
  - Diagnostic release.

1.18_01   2020-04-19 10:17:52 -0600
  - Return pointer to custom record (gh#214, gh#215, gh#235, gh#238)

1.17_01   2020-04-18 09:04:02 -0600
  - Silence (probably harmless) clang warning introduced in 1.12_01
    (gh#237, gh#239)

1.16_01   2020-04-18 10:10:37 -0400
  - Initial support for custom records.  Returning custom records
    (either via pointer or by reference) is excluded, but should
    be added soon (gh#214, gh#215, gh#235)

1.15_01   2020-04-17 10:34:13 -0600
  - Internal refactor (gh#214)

1.14_01   2020-04-17 09:14:25 -0600
  - Experimental: with api => 2, a return value of NULL is
    translated to undef instead of empty list (gh#234, gh#231)

1.12_01   2020-04-17 10:35:51 -0400
  - Added grow and set_used_length functions to
    FFI::Platypus::Buffer (djerius++ gh#225)

1.11      2020-04-16 04:07:34 -0600
  - Add api method (gh#233)
  - On Visual C++ Perl detect libffi using Win32::Vcpkg, if
    available (gh#229)
  - Simplified internal handling of 64 bit integers for
    32 and 64 bit arch (gh#228)

1.10      2020-02-05 16:39:51 -0700
  - On OS X, check if homebrew + libffi is installed and use
    that instead of falling back on Alien::FFI (libffi isn't
    installed by homebrew in a way that it can be found by
    without specifically looking for it).
  - Die with an appropriate diagnostic if there is a syntax or
    runtime error in an .fbx file (FFI::Build).
    (djerius++ gh#223)

1.09      2020-01-18 13:41:56 -0700
  - Production release identical to 1.08_01

1.08_01   2020-01-17 19:39:21 -0700
  - Fix warning on some versions of windows (gh#217, gh#218)

1.07      2019-12-28 08:44:36 -0700
  - Fix bug in variadic argument count (gh#210, gh#211)

1.06      2019-12-14 07:49:54 -0700
  - Visual C++ Perl build probe for ssize_t (gh#208, gh#209)

1.05      2019-12-13 09:27:50 -0700
  - ffi_platypus_bundle.h provides an EXPORT macro which allows
    you to decorate functions/data for export under Visual C++ Perl (gh#207)
  - ffi_pl_bundle_init, ffi_pl_bundle_constant and ffi_pl_bundle_fini
    are now properly marked as EXPORT.  No code changes needed as long
    as you are using the header file (gh#207)

1.04_01   2019-12-12 19:05:54 -0700
  - Some additional testing fixes for Visual C++ Perl build (gh#206)

1.03_01   2019-12-11 20:53:40 -0700
  - Restore support for Visual C++ Perl build (gh#202)
  - C++ support on Visual C++ Perl is not supported at this time (gh#203)

1.02      2019-12-09 03:07:41 -0700
  - FFI::Build is no longer described as "alpha"
  - Documentation fixes.

1.01      2019-11-16 07:16:20 -0700
  - Documentation fixes only (gh#198, gh#199, gh#200)

1.00      2019-11-15 13:46:15 -0500
  - Production release identical to 0.99_06

0.99_06   2019-11-12 21:08:23 -0500
  - Detect Rust or Go modules according to Cargo.toml or go.mod files (gh#197)

0.99_05   2019-10-30 19:25:02 -0600
  - Add FFI::Build support for build_all method (gh#195)

0.99_03   2019-10-24 10:46:02 -0700
  - Documentation

0.99_02   2019-10-14 16:16:16 -0600
  - api = 1 is no longer experimental (gh#193)

0.99_01   2019-10-14 14:39:18 -0600
  - Convert documentation from api => 0 (implicit) to api => 1 (explicit)
  - Improved documentation (gh#181, gh#184)

0.98      2019-10-14 13:18:02 -0600
  - Production release identical to 0.97_05

0.97_05   2019-10-12 13:09:12 -0600
  - Fixed several memory leaks on some return types and complex type
    arguments (gh#190, gh#191)

0.97_04   2019-10-05 12:31:32 -0600
  - pointer is no longer an alias for opaque with api => 1 (gh#189)
  - Added several reserved words for the type parser when api => 1 (gh#189)

0.97_03   2019-09-25 18:03:13 -0600
  - FFI::Platypus::Record has a record_layout_1 function which
    uses api => 1 by default. (gh#187)

0.97_02   2019-09-20 04:03:59 -0600
  - FFI::Platypus::Record record_layout may now take FFI::Platypus
    constructor arguments as a array reference as the first argument
    (gh#185)

0.97_01   2019-09-18 20:56:59 -0600
  - Pre-compute cast functions when they are created to save time each time
    they are called (gh#178, #179)
  - sizeof and alignof can now be used as class methods (gh#183)

0.96      2019-08-19 18:33:58 -0400
  - Production release identical to 0.95_11

0.95_11   2019-08-19 09:41:56 -0400
  - Documentation fixes (hakonhagland++ gh#173)
  - Increased Perl::Critic criticism and associated fixes (gh#172)

0.95_10   2019-08-16 16:14:54 -0400
  - Detect bad forks.pm  (gh#170)

0.95_09   2019-08-15 10:37:41 -0400
  - Daignostic release

0.95_08   2019-08-14 09:18:10 -0400
  - Document constant interface (see FFI::Platypus::Constant) (gh#169)

0.95_07   2019-08-13 13:38:30 -0400
  - Minor tweak to bundle interface: do not create fbx.json file when
    running on-demand (gh#167)
  - Document bundle interface (see FFI::Platypus::Bundle) (gh#160, gh#168)

0.95_06   2019-08-03 08:51:46 -0400
  - Platypus now passes the api version (if > 0) into language plugins
    class native_type_map method (gh#165, gh#166)

0.95_05   2019-08-01 16:18:41 -0400
  - Under api = 1, a warning will be issued when Platypus tries to load
    a file that is not a dnyamic library.  Previously, and under api = 0
    this warning was only issued if the environment variable
    FFI_PLATYPUS_DLERROR is set to a true value (gh#161, gh#163)

0.95_04   2019-07-31 21:18:30 -0400
  - New interface for bundling code with dist (see bundle method)
    experimental, requires api = 1 (gh#160, gh#162)
  - Bundle API provides a way to define Perl constants from C
    (gh#138)

0.95_03   2019-07-29 19:21:24 -0400
  - Remove build dependent strings from deployment
    (gh#104, gh#110, gh#157, gh#159)

0.95_02   2019-07-25 17:15:09 -0400
  - Fix memory leak related to array in the case of bad type error (gh#154)
  - Fix compiler warnings in record meta module (gh#153, gh155)
  - More consistent use of temp directories to work around noexec on /tmp
    (gh#156, gh#158)

0.95_01   2019-07-23 22:19:14 -0400
  - Add support for "object" types. (gh#49, gh#89, gh#151)
  - Fixed bug where 64 bit integer types could be truncated in a
    cast on 32 bit platform (gh#151)
  - You can now decorate record value types with * to get
    a record type using type parse 1 (gh#150)
  - Add support for complex arrays on platforms where
    complex types are supported (gh#89, gh#152)

0.94      2019-07-23 09:53:46 -0400
  - Production release identical to 0.93_03

0.93_03   2019-07-22 15:02:05 -0400
  - Reclaim some memory waste introduced in 0.93_01 (gh#149)

0.93_02   2019-07-18 10:03:01 -0400
  - Fix complex test on 32bit

0.93_01   2019-07-17 20:21:47 -0400
  - Add support for returning records pass-by-value (gh#89, gh#147)
  - Add enum and senum (signed enum) types (gh#146)

0.92      2019-07-17 18:16:40 -0400
  - Production release identical to 0.91_02

0.91_02   2019-07-16 19:31:40 -0400
  - Documentation improvements. (gh#139, gh#145, et. al)
  - Fixed minor testing error introduced in 0.91_01 (gh#143, gh#144)

0.91_01   2019-07-14 09:32:13 -0400
  - Add support for variadic functions (gh#136, gh#141)
  - Include Type Parser version 1.  This can be activated using
    the api => 1 when creating a FFI::Platypus instance (gh#135)
  - Usage of Type Parser version 1 is experimental and will
    issue a warning until FFI::Platypus 1.00 is released (gh#135)
  - Added support for pass-by-value records (gh#57,gh#92,gh#135)
    this requires Type Parser version 1
  - Allow decoration of aliases of basic types (gh#135, gh#135)
    this requires Type Parser version 1
  - Fix bug where Math::LongDouble and Math::Complex detection
    wasn't being made for array and pointers of longdouble,
    complex_float and complex_double types. (gh#135)
  - For functions: allow a single 'void' argument type to indicate
    an empty list of arguments (a la old C style).  The 'void'
    type is otherwise now illegal as an argument type (ie when
    there is more than one argument) and will throw an exception
    when the function is created.  Previously a warning would
    be issued when the funtion was called. (gh#140, gh#142)

0.90      2019-07-01 09:47:31 -0400
  - Documentation improvements (gh#137, et. al.)

0.89_01   2019-06-24 08:33:05 -0400
  - Fixed bug where prototypes to attach were sometimes being
    ignored.
  - Add sub_ref method to FFI::Platypus::Function (gh#133)
  - Better file/line number diagnostics for croak inside a
    wrapper (gh#129, gh#132)

0.88      2019-06-19 06:56:57 -0400
  - Add mangler attribute for FFI::Platypus (gh#128)

0.87      2019-04-23 08:25:35 -0400
  - Add probe for intptr_t and uintptr_t types (gh#123)
  - You may now use the ALIEN_INSTALL_TYPE environment
    to force using Alien::FFI (gh#121)
  - Documentation improvements (gh#122 manwar++ gh#120 ppisar++)

0.86      2019-03-02 16:42:12 -0500
  - Production release identical to 0.85_01

0.85_01   2019-03-01 20:38:22 -0500
  - Fix configure bug that misconfigured Perls with 32bit IVs
    resulting in truncated 64bit values. (gh#117, gh#118).
    This was a regression, probably introduced around 0.72
    or so.  The test t/gh117.t has been added to avoid a
    recurrence of this regression.

0.84      2019-02-15 15:26:23 -0500
  - FFI::Build sets @rpath on libraries that it builds
    on OS X.

0.83      2019-02-12 14:05:04 -0500
  - Fix warning in FFI::Build when verbose off
  - Allow arry file spec for FFI::Buuild source method
  - Added scalar_to_pointer to FFI::Platypus::Buffer

0.82      2019-02-10 10:34:57 -0500
  - Production release identical to 0.81_04

0.81_04   2019-02-08 14:49:20 -0500
  - Diagnostic release

0.81_02   2019-02-05 12:19:50 -0500
  - Diagnostic release

0.81_01   2019-02-04 11:51:52 -0500
  - Diagnostic release

0.80      2019-02-01 15:36:50 -0500
  - Fix incompatibility with parallel bsd make

0.79      2019-01-31 20:58:07 -0500
  - Fix probe runner builder bug (gh#112, gh#113)

0.78      2019-01-30 10:28:22 -0500
  - Production release identical to 0.77_03

0.77_03   2019-01-29 21:44:29 -0500
  - Remove Java gcj examples.  The gcj compiler has been deprecated,
    unmaintained, and removed from the gcc collection for quite a while
    now.
  - Fix problem diagnostic window on Windows during probe

0.77_02   2019-01-29 11:30:56 -0500
  - Fix regressions in 0.77_01

0.77_01   2019-01-28 15:47:07 -0500
  - Honor compiler and linker flag overrides provided on the command-line
    for FFI::Probe::Runner::Builder, make ffi and make ffi-test (gh#104)

0.76_01   2019-01-20 20:14:45 -0500
  - function method can now take a wrapper code reference as its last
    argument in the same way as attach.

0.75_01   2019-01-19 04:45:19 -0500
  - Add strndup to FFI::Platypus::Memory

0.74      2019-01-19 04:42:22 -0500
  - Production release identical to 0.73_01

0.73_01   2019-01-13 18:31:33 -0500
  - Remove dependency on Win32::ErrorMode on Windows

0.72_01   2019-01-11 22:17:11 -0500
  - Remove dependency on Config::AutoConf

0.71_01   2019-01-10 23:29:06 -0500
  - Merge FFI-Build into this distribution
  - Add FFI::Probe

0.70_01   2019-01-10 15:34:57 -0500
  - prereq fix: IPC::Cmd as a configure requires
    since it doesn't come with Perl 5.8.x

0.69_01   2019-01-09 15:59:43 -0500
  - require Alien::FFI in fallback mode

0.68_01   2019-01-05 21:12:47 -0500
  - Improve platform probing of complex type
  - Allow override of platform probing using FFI_PLATYPUS_PROBE_OVERRIDE

0.67_01   2019-01-05 09:16:22 -0500
  - Better support for complex types: pointers to complex types and complex
    type and pointers to complex as return value

0.66_01   2019-01-04 20:16:59 -0500
  - EXPERIMENTAL ExtUtils::MakeMaker fixes for dynamic prereqs on windows
  - restore FFI_PLATYPUS_DEBUG_FAKE32
  - restore FFI_PLATYPUS_NO_ALLOCA

0.65_01   2019-01-04 13:38:58 -0500
  - EXPERIMENTAL ExtUtils::MakeMaker fixes for parallel and freebsd build

0.64_01   2019-01-03 03:16:57 -0500
  - EXPERIMENTAL ExtUtils::MakeMaker fixes for MSWin32 / cygwin

0.63_01   2019-01-02 11:23:48 -0500
  - EXPERIMENTAL ExtUtils::MakeMaker release

0.62_01   2019-01-01 04:23:23 -0500
  - New type: array of string "string [x]" and "string []" are supported
  - NULL terminated arrays are supported as return types for string and opaque
    arrays "opaque []" and "string []"

0.61_01   2018-12-31 19:56:20 -0500
  - New type: pointers to string "string *" are supported.
  - FFI::Platypus::Type::StringPointer is now deprecated.

0.60_01   2018-12-30 14:55:15 -0500
  - sticky/unstick functions can safely be called multiple times
  - Removed some extra lookups from closure calls, should be faster now.

0.59      2018-12-16 16:33:37 -0700
  - Workaround for possibly buggy pack/unpack on Perl 5.8.8 gh#91
    Fixes FFI::Platypus::Type::StringArray

0.58      2018-11-20 14:31:10 -0500
  - Add unstick method to FFI::Platypus::Closure

0.57_01   2018-11-04 15:36:33 -0500
  - Major refactor of the internals of the type system.  The API is
    the same but some type meta-data (which was never guaranteed
    to stay the same) may have changed.

    * The internal representation of types is much smaller (4 bytes
      for simple types), which can save a lot of memory if you have
      lots of types.

    * Fixed width strings example: `string(32)` are now internally
      treated the same as a record with no class `record(32)`.
      Previously these were separate types but worked identically,
      this removes duplicate code.

    * Fixed width string arguments to a closure are now read-only,
      Usually you should be copying these arguments anyway.

    * Removed the internal type "exotic float" which includes
      `long double`, `complex float` and `complex double`.  These are
      now grouped internally with other scalar types.

  - Merge FFI::Platypus::Type::StringArray into this distribution

0.56      2018-09-03 09:17:42 -0400
  - lib method accepts code reference which will be called immediately
    and results added to lib list

0.55      2018-08-29 10:37:36 -0400
  - Production release identical to 0.54_03

0.54_03   2018-08-28 10:46:04 -0400
  - Additional test diagnostics.

0.54_02   2018-08-28 05:30:04 -0400
  - record as closure argument is now read-only.  This makes
    sense since such records are actually copies.  For when
    you need a non-copy use an opaque type instead.  This allows
    records with rw strings (although they will be ro in the
    closure).

0.54_01   2018-08-16 03:27:31 -0400
  - Experimental: allow record as closure argument
    Records with string_rw are not supported, and
    will likely crash your script if you try to use
    them.  Support for such records is probably not in
    the cards, but a future version may disallow them
    to avoid crashes.
  - Closure objects now have a sticky method, similar to what
    is already available in the discouraged FFI::Platypus::Declare
    interface

0.53      2018-08-15 20:38:29 -0400
  - Production release identical to 0.52_04

0.52_04   2018-08-15 05:52:15 -0400
  - Work-around for Strawberry Perl 5.14.4 unicode bug (see gh#85)

0.52_03   2018-08-14 15:28:19 -0400
  - Major refactoring of test suite

0.52_02   2018-08-14 08:05:07 -0400
  - Added standard RTLD_ constants to FFI::Platypus::DL
  - Fixed long standing but till now unused bug on Windows where dlopen was
    returning a handle for libraries that weren't actually being loaded.

0.52_01   2018-08-13 20:39:32 -0400
  - Testing: moved libtest to t/ffi, using the same convention as FFI::Build
  - Added FFI::Platypus::DL.  Previously this had been (under a different
    name) a private interface to libdl used by FFI::Platypus under the covers.
    On Windows it is an emulation layer over the native equivalents.

0.51      2018-08-09 03:14:15 -0400
  - update the package method to work with FFI-Build

0.50      2018-06-01 07:58:33 -0400
  - Additional diagnostics

0.49_05   2018-05-29 12:44:45 -0400
  - Require Alien::FFI 0.20 for bugfixes

0.49_04   2018-05-27 07:36:58 -0400
  - Additional diagnostics
  - Added a FAQ section.  Some other minor documentation enhancements.

0.49_03   2018-05-19 10:09:15 -0400
  - The previous version contained build files that would break the install
    unless you were building on my machine.  This is what the previous
    version should have been.

0.49_02   2018-05-18 22:08:43 -0400
  - Fix version mismatch error with XS

0.49_01   2018-05-18 16:16:13 -0400
  - Move the source repository for this project into the GitHub org Perl5-FFI
    The new URL is https://github.org/Perl5-FFI/FFI-Platypus
  - Remove dependency on JSON::PP, use Data::Dumper for build configuration.
    This may improve startup performance.

0.48      2018-02-20 09:37:32 -0500
  - setting lib => undef is now the same as setting it to [undef] in the
    constructor (previously lib => undef was ignored)

0.47      2017-03-23 18:26:01 -0400
  - Fix installer bug where My::ShareConfig was accidentally declared as a
    prereq

0.46      2017-03-23 15:47:29 -0400
  - Remove some internal use of Module::Build with the intent of one day
    migrating to EUMM or some other installer
  - Remove Module::Build::FFI.  It now has its own distribution.
  - Prefix the lang attribute with an equal '=' sign to indicate a fully
    qualified class name instead of one under FFI::Platypus::Lang

0.45      2016-10-24 07:59:57 -0400
  - Remove check for Threaded Perl / OpenBSD, as the issue there has been
    reported fixed

0.44      2016-10-20 14:31:23 -0400
  - You can now control which implementation of strdup FFI::Platypus::Memory
    uses via the FFI_PLATYPUS_MEMORY_STRDUP_IMPL environment variable.

0.43      2016-07-08 03:28:57 -0400
  - Numerous fixes for systems with 64bit big-endian arch
    (previously only 32bit big-endian had been tested)
  - Officially discourage the use of FFI::Platypus::Declare

0.42      2016-05-06 16:31:01 -0400
  - Support for MSYS2

0.41      2016-04-09 16:03:07 -0400
  - For the return value undef can be passed in to mean 'void'.
  - Fixed installer bug where ABI probe would silently fail if /tmp
    was mounted noexec
  - Avoid unnecessary downgrade on when Perl is compiled to use longdouble

0.40      2015-08-29 08:45:19 -0400
  - Closure declarations ignore white space between () and ->

0.39      2015-08-24 03:23:10 -0400
  - Fixed spurious warning: auto loading of record class (via
    FFI::Platypus::Record) was ALWAYS warning, when it should have only been
    warning on load failure.

0.38      2015-08-13 17:13:07 -0400
  - closure method now comes with a more useful diagnostic thinks to
    Carp::croak
  - Added a check for standard C headers.  This seems to help the configure
    stage find ptrdiff_t, which was frequently not detected correctly
    (at least on Linux).
  - Improved thread safety by using MY_CXT for some very infrequently used
    global variables.
  - Added IRC meta data information for metacpan.org.  Please join us at
    #native on irc.perl.org!
  - Many minor documentation corrections and tweaks.  Most significant is
    that Convert::Binary::C can now be recommended as it is once again
    properly maintained.
  - Added tests for threads and forks.  If these tests fail in your environment
    please let me know!

0.37      2015-05-29 14:28:21 -0400
  - Added compatibility back in for older version of constant
    (newer one is not available on CPAN yet)

0.36      2015-05-29 13:40:32 -0400
  - Explicitly require constant pragma version 1.32

0.35      2015-05-29 12:06:39 -0400
  - FFI::Platypus::Record uses constant to create size of alignment constants
    instead of creating them with a sub reference (this usage was deprecated
    in Perl 5.22)

0.34      2015-05-07 09:27:04 -0400
  - Require Alien::FFI which is more reliable at configure time on some
    platforms

0.33      2015-03-23 21:55:02 -0400
  - Additional fix for Microsoft Visual C++ that didn't get folded into
    the previous release.
  - Fixed segfault during global destruction (gh#53)

0.32      2015-03-18 13:02:53 -0400
  - Make sure -L flags from Alien::FFI come before those in perl Config
    For more reliable builds
  - Support for Microsoft Visual C++ (you will probably also need
    Alien::FFI 0.09 or beter)

0.31      2015-02-26 13:41:23 -0500
  - Fix bug involving wide custom arguments
    "wide" meaning where a single Perl argument is translated
    into multiple machine code arguments.  (pipcet++ gh#43)

0.30      2015-02-25 17:50:54 -0500
  - You can now pass an opaque in place of a closure type (pipcet++ gh#40,gh#41)
  - FFI closures are now cached and can be reused if the same closure is passed
    repeatedly (pipcet++ gh#40,gh#42)
  - Passing non-reference to scalar as a pointer argument will now issue a
    warning (gh#5)

0.29      2015-02-24 08:50:34 -0500
  - Delayed loading of Win32::ErrorMode to avoid build prereq failure on Windows

0.28      2015-02-23 14:01:54 -0500
  - Fix Win32 probe prereq on non-Strawberry 5.20.x+
  - Fix for Solaris cc

0.27      2015-02-22 11:17:05 -0500
  - Interface to alternate ABIs / calling conventions
  - Added abi method
  - Added abis class method
  - Simplify Win32 probe
  - Added FFI::Platypus::Lang::Win32 which provides data types used by
    the Windows API.  Takes care of subtle differences between
    Win32 and Win64.
  - Fixed bugs specific to 5.8.x
  - Language plugins can now specify an ABI with abi class method
  - Default ABI for FFI::Platypus::Lang::Win32 is stdcall on 32bit windows

0.26      2015-02-18 17:47:43 -0500
  - Added support for pointers to longdouble (in C "long double *") type
  - Added support for array of longdouble (in C "long double []") type
  - Added tied array interface for record array members (see
    FFI::Platypus::Record::TieArray) Marked as EXPERIMENTAL
  - Array members of records can now be accessed (set/get) by element
  - Array members of records types are now documented (see
    FFI::Platypus::Record)
  - Bugfix: array wasn't being updated on return for variable length
    array types
  - Should now build with an Alien::FFI that was built with ALIEN_FORCE=1

0.25      2015-02-16 20:18:41 -0500
  - Probe for proper long double support instead of trusting ffi.h
  - This disables long double support on cygwin, which does not seem to
    work, at least in so far as it seems to work on other platforms
    patches to prove otherwise are welcome.

0.24      2015-02-16 15:38:58 -0500
  - Fixed Windows / Strawberry configuration issues

0.23      2015-02-16 05:44:39 -0500
  - Support for longdouble (in C "long double") type.
  - Support for complex_float (in C "float complex") type
  - Support for complex_double (in C "double complex") type
  - Fixes for Big Endian architectures (tested on Linux PowerPC)

0.22      2015-02-12 07:47:32 -0500
  - Variable length arrays
  - More recent version of Config::AutoConf required in the configure step
    (gh#33 zmughal)
  - Documentation improvements and additional examples, including a
    crazy Java one

0.21      2015-02-09 06:23:03 -0500
  - Added FFI::Platypus#alignof method
  - Added FFI::Platypus::Record module
  - Added fixed length strings example: string(10)
  - Added ro and rw trait for strings

0.20      2015-02-05 14:06:11 -0500
  - Added optional wrapper argument to FFI::Platypus#attach
    and FFI::Platypus::Declare#attach
  - Added FFI::Platypus#find_lib method
  - FFI::CheckLib is now a runtime requirement for Platypus
  - Bumped Alien::FFI requirement to 0.06

0.19      2015-02-03 13:34:53 -0500
  - Accept additional extensions, in addition to dlext
    Example: on OS X both .bundle and .dylib can be used
    Example: although arguably wrong, on cygwin sometimes .so is used
  - Added Module::Build::FFI->ffi_dlext class method

0.18      2015-01-30 15:22:07 -0500
  - Improved support for C++ in Module::Build::FFI
  - Module::Build::FFI can now be subclassed to support foreign
    languages other than C and C++.  See Module::Build::FFI::Rust as an
    example.
  - Added a hook to allow different names for native types.  See
    FFI::Platypus::Lang::Rust for an example.
  - Added a hook to allow mangling of symbol (function) names.  See
    FFI::Platypus::Lang::CPP for an example with C++
  - Module::Build::FFI#ffi_include_dir can now be an array reference
  - Module::Build::FFI#ffi_source_dir can now be an array reference
  - Module::Build::FFI#ffi_libtest_dir can now be an array reference
  - Module::Build::FFI will build assembly source files (with .s
    extensions) in the libtest and ffi directories

0.17      2015-01-28 11:11:02 -0500
  - Allow integer and floating point type default to 0 when not provided
    without warning
  - You can now take the sizeof a custom type (it will be the size of
    the native type that is actually passed on the C argument stack).
  - Sizeof should be faster now as it doesn't look up the other meta
    information or create a hash to contain it
  - Added record type see FFI::Platypus::Type#Records
  - Added bool as a primitive type.

0.16      2015-01-23 17:31:00 -0500
  - Bumping Alien::FFI version requirement up to 0.04
    Thus indirectly Alien::Base to 0.07
    Believe this may fix a cpan testers failure that I am seeing

0.15      2015-01-23 16:46:27 -0500
  - add FFI::Platypus#ignore_not_found attribute
  - add FFI::Platypus#package method
  - Module::Build::FFI was moved into this distribution
    (formerly distributed as part of FFI-Util)
  - added aliases: uchar, ushort, uint and ulong

0.14      2015-01-22 08:19:42 -0500
  - Fixed some broken links in the documentation

0.12      2015-01-21 23:22:16 -0500
  - First CPAN release
  - Improved documentation
  - Functionally identically to 0.11

0.11      2015-01-21 16:33:58 -0500
  - Release candidate 2
  - arguments are available during custom return type even when
    platform does not support alloca
  - More documentation and examples
  - FFI::Platypus::API now use prototypes so you can skip the ()

0.10      2015-01-20 04:06:17 -0500
  - Release candidate 1
  - Added custom Types API (see FFI::Platypus::API)
  - Added String Pointer custom type (FFI::Platypus::Type::StringPointer)
  - Added Pointer / Size Buffer custom type
    (FFI::Platypus::Type::PointerSizeBuffer)

0.09      2015-01-19 03:01:48 -0500
  - Third beta
  - moved cast and sizeof from FFI::Platypus::Memory
    into FFI::Platypus methods.
  - cast and size of functions for FFI::Platypus::Declare
  - attach_cast for faster casting
  - renamed FFI::Platypus::Declare#function to
    FFI::Platypus::Declare#attach to more closely match
    the OO interface
  - adjusted custom type interface
    - renamed ffi_to_perl native_to_perl
    - renamed perl_to_ffi perl_to_native
    - type argument is now part of the hash and is called
      native_type

0.08      2015-01-16 10:55:14 -0500
  - Second beta
  - add FFI::Platypus::Buffer
    stole the buffer functions from FFI::Util
    can do this with cast, but cast is slow
  - Fixed bug where cast didn't work with closures.
  - closure data now free'd when it the closure
    goes out of scope (GH#4)

0.07      2015-01-15 18:53:45 -0500
  - First (mostly complete) beta
  - workaround some issues with closures
  - much more comprehensive documentation

0.06      2015-01-14 17:13:57 -0500
  - fix typo in last version that broke 32 bit Perls.  oops.

0.05      2015-01-14 17:04:25 -0500
  - Forth (and mostly complete) alpha
  - custom types written in Perl are supported.
  - bug fixes for 32 bit Perls (with compilers that support int64_t)

0.04      2015-01-13 11:14:54 -0500
  - Third (and incomplete) alpha
  - all basic types supported everywhere
  - closures do not support non basic types or returning strings from a closure

0.03      2015-01-09 15:40:14 -0500
  - Second (and incomplete) alpha
  - closure support added (only integer arguments implmented).
  - memory leak related to closures will be fixed in the next alpha.

0.02      2015-01-07 17:40:35 -0500
  - Early (and incomplete) alpha

0.01      2015-01-07 17:21:27 -0500
  - Original (and incompatible) prototype