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Dart VM gets C/C++ extensions

Posted by Seth Ladd

We just published "Native Extensions for the Standalone Dart VM", a new article from Dart engineer William Hesse. Bill shows you how to take your existing C/C++ code and expose it to Dart libraries via the Dart virtual machine.

A preview from the article:

"You can provide two types of native extensions: asynchronous or synchronous. An asynchronous extension runs a native function on a separate thread, scheduled by the Dart VM. A synchronous extension uses the Dart virtual machine library’s C API (the Dart Embedding API) directly and runs on the same thread as the Dart isolate. An asynchronous function is called by sending a message to a Dart port, receiving the response on a reply port."

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