- glib-genmarshal [OPTION...] [FILE...]
glib-genmarshal takes a list of marshallers to generate as input. The marshaller list is either read from standard input or from files passed as additional arguments on the command line.
Marshaller list format
The marshaller lists are processed line by line, a line can contain a comment in the form of
or a marshaller specification of the form
RTYPE:PTYPE RTYPE:PTYPE,PTYPE RTYPE:PTYPE,PTYPE,PTYPE
(up to 16 PTYPEs may be present).
The RTYPE part specifies the callback's return type and the PTYPEs right to the colon specify the callback's parameter list, except for the first and the last arguments which are always pointers.
Currently, the following types are supported:
- indicates no return type, or no extra parameters. If VOID is used as the parameter list, no additional parameters may be present.
- for boolean types (gboolean)
- for signed char types (gchar)
- for unsigned char types (guchar)
- for signed integer types (gint)
- for unsigned integer types (guint)
- for signed long integer types (glong)
- for unsigned long integer types (gulong)
- for signed 64bit integer types (gint64)
- for unsigned 64bit integer types (guint64)
- for enumeration types (gint)
- for flag enumeration types (guint)
- for single-precision float types (gfloat)
- for double-precision float types (gdouble)
- for string types (gchar*)
- for boxed (anonymous but reference counted) types (GBoxed*)
- for GParamSpec or derived types (GParamSpec*)
- for anonymous pointer types (gpointer)
- for GObject or derived types (GObject*)
- for GVariant types (GVariant*)
- deprecated alias for VOID
- deprecated alias for BOOLEAN
- Generate header file contents of the marshallers.
- Generate C code file contents of the marshallers.
- Specify marshaller prefix. The default prefix is `g_cclosure_marshal'.
- Skip source location remarks in generated comments.
- Use the standard marshallers of the GObject library, and include gmarshal.h in generated header files.
- Do not use the standard marshallers of the GObject library, and skip gmarshal.h include directive in generated header files.
- Mark generated functions as internal, using G_GNUC_INTERNAL.
- Generate valist marshallers, for use with g_signal_set_va_marshaller().
- Print version information.
- Make warnings fatal, that is, exit immediately once a warning occurs.
- Print brief help and exit.
- Print version and exit.
To generate marshallers for the following callback functions:
void foo (gpointer data1, gpointer data2); void bar (gpointer data1, gint param1, gpointer data2); gfloat baz (gpointer data1, gboolean param1, guchar param2, gpointer data2);
The marshaller.list file has to look like this:
VOID:VOID VOID:INT FLOAT:BOOLEAN,UCHAR
and you call glib-genmarshal like this:
glib-genmarshal --header marshaller.list > marshaller.h glib-genmarshal --body marshaller.list > marshaller.c
The generated marshallers have the arguments encoded in their function name. For this particular list, they are
g_cclosure_user_marshal_VOID__VOID(), g_cclosure_user_marshal_VOID__INT(), g_cclosure_user_marshal_FLOAT__BOOLEAN_UCHAR().
They can be used directly for GClosures or be passed in as the GSignalCMarshaller c_marshaller; argument upon creation of signals:
GClosure *cc_foo, *cc_bar, *cc_baz; cc_foo = g_cclosure_new (NULL, foo, NULL); g_closure_set_marshal (cc_foo, g_cclosure_user_marshal_VOID__VOID); cc_bar = g_cclosure_new (NULL, bar, NULL); g_closure_set_marshal (cc_bar, g_cclosure_user_marshal_VOID__INT); cc_baz = g_cclosure_new (NULL, baz, NULL); g_closure_set_marshal (cc_baz, g_cclosure_user_marshal_FLOAT__BOOLEAN_UCHAR);