libuv bindings for Common Lisp

Please note that these bindings aren't fully documented, and unless someone actually wants to take on this task, they will most likely stay that way as they were built/generated as a means of driving cl-async.


Who needs documentation when you follow simple function-naming conventions?

  • The package prefix is uv:
  • Underscores become dashes

That's actually it. For a reference on libuv itself, see the libuv docs.






If a new version of libuv comes out, you can regenerate these bindings by doing the following (if you have swig installed):

cd /path/to/cl-libuv
vim scripts/bindings-posix.i      # update "%include" paths to point at your libuv headers
./scripts/generate                # must be run in cl-libuv folder

This will generate new bindings in their entirety (it's fully automated).


As mentioned, these bindings were made specifically to be the backend for cl-async, and because of this, they do not (nor will they ever) have a higher-level interface. They are meant to be an extremely thin layer between Lisp and c/libuv.

MIT Licensed.