Linking modules

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This example shows off how to compile and instantiate modules which link together. Be sure to read the API documentation for Linker as well.


  (import "linking2" "double" (func $double (param i32) (result i32)))
  (import "linking2" "log" (func $log (param i32 i32)))
  (import "linking2" "memory" (memory 1))
  (import "linking2" "memory_offset" (global $offset i32))

  (func (export "run")
    ;; Call into the other module to double our number, and we could print it
    ;; here but for now we just drop it
    i32.const 2
    call $double

    ;; Our `data` segment initialized our imported memory, so let's print the
    ;; string there now.
    global.get $offset
    i32.const 14
    call $log

  (data (global.get $offset) "Hello, world!\n")


  (type $fd_write_ty (func (param i32 i32 i32 i32) (result i32)))
  (import "wasi_snapshot_preview1" "fd_write" (func $fd_write (type $fd_write_ty)))

  (func (export "double") (param i32) (result i32)
    local.get 0
    i32.const 2

  (func (export "log") (param i32 i32)
    ;; store the pointer in the first iovec field
    i32.const 4
    local.get 0

    ;; store the length in the first iovec field
    i32.const 4
    local.get 1 offset=4

    ;; call the `fd_write` import
    i32.const 1     ;; stdout fd
    i32.const 4     ;; iovs start
    i32.const 1     ;; number of iovs
    i32.const 0     ;; where to write nwritten bytes
    call $fd_write

  (memory (export "memory") 2)
  (global (export "memory_offset") i32 (i32.const 65536))

//! Example of instantiating two modules which link to each other.

// You can execute this example with `cargo run --example linking`

use anyhow::Result;
use wasmtime::*;
use wasmtime_wasi::sync::WasiCtxBuilder;

fn main() -> Result<()> {
    let engine = Engine::default();

    // First set up our linker which is going to be linking modules together. We
    // want our linker to have wasi available, so we set that up here as well.
    let mut linker = Linker::new(&engine);
    wasmtime_wasi::add_to_linker(&mut linker, |s| s)?;

    // Load and compile our two modules
    let linking1 = Module::from_file(&engine, "examples/linking1.wat")?;
    let linking2 = Module::from_file(&engine, "examples/linking2.wat")?;

    // Configure WASI and insert it into a `Store`
    let wasi = WasiCtxBuilder::new()
    let mut store = Store::new(&engine, wasi);

    // Instantiate our first module which only uses WASI, then register that
    // instance with the linker since the next linking will use it.
    let linking2 = linker.instantiate(&mut store, &linking2)?;
    linker.instance(&mut store, "linking2", linking2)?;

    // And with that we can perform the final link and the execute the module.
    let linking1 = linker.instantiate(&mut store, &linking1)?;
    let run = linking1.get_typed_func::<(), (), _>(&mut store, "run")?; store, ())?;