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Embedded Squirrel - Running a function
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:50:36 PM(UTC)
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Hey Squirrel-Forum,

I think I'm losing my mind - currently I'm investigating Squirrel for use in one of our projects. However, I fail with the most basic feature: calling a function from C/C++ into Squirrel.

My squirrel code looks like this:

function tuna()


I would love to execute the function tuna via the Squirrel API. I followed the examples from the Documentation and on the C-Side I wrote:
SQInteger readFile(SQUserPointer file)
    char buffer;

    if(fread(&buffer, sizeof(char), 1, (FILE*)file) > 0)
        return buffer;
    return 0;

bool compileScript(HSQUIRRELVM vm, const char *fileName)
    FILE *file = nullptr;    
    if(fopen_s(&file, fileName, "r") == 0)
        const bool success = SQ_SUCCEEDED(sq_compile(vm, readFile, file, "Leviathan", true));
        return success;

    return false;

void printfunc(HSQUIRRELVM v, const SQChar *s, ...)
    va_list arglist;
    va_start(arglist, s);
    vprintf(s, arglist);

In my main I execute "compileScript" with my freshly setup VM and the path to my "hello.nut" file.


HSQUIRRELVM vm = sq_open(1024);

printf("Compiling %s...[%s]\n", argv[1], (compileScript(vm, argv[1])) ? "OK" : "FAILED");
sq_setprintfunc(vm, printfunc, printfunc); //sets the print function

From there it depends! If I do:
sq_call(vm, 1, true, true)

Then I will get my output! But If I try to find my function "tuna" with:
sq_pushroottable(vm); //pushes the global table    
sq_pushstring(vm, "tuna", -1);

printf("-> %i\n", sq_get(vm, -2));

Then I get -1 and I will not be able to call it. I feel like I'm doing something obviously wrong - but I can't figure it out...
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