Glib::OptionGroup(3) group of options for command line option parsing

SYNOPSIS


my ($verbose, $source, $filenames) = ('', undef, []);
my $entries = [
{ long_name => 'verbose',
short_name => 'v',
arg_type => 'none',
arg_value => \$verbose,
description => 'be verbose' },
{ long_name => 'source',
short_name => 's',
arg_type => 'string',
arg_value => \$source,
description => 'set the source',
arg_description => 'source' },
[ 'filenames', 'f', 'filename-array', \$filenames ],
];
my $context = Glib::OptionContext->new ('- urgsify your life');
$context->add_main_entries ($entries, 'C');
$context->parse ();
# $verbose, $source, and $filenames are now updated according to the
# command line options given

HIERARCHY

  Glib::Boxed
  +----Glib::OptionGroup

METHODS

optioncontext = Glib::OptionContext->new ($parameter_string)

  • $parameter_string (string)

optiongroup = Glib::OptionGroup->new (key => value, ...)

Creates a new option group from the given key-value pairs. The valid keys are name, description, help_description, and entries. The first three specify strings while the last one, entries, specifies an array reference of option entries. Example:

  my $group = Glib::OptionGroup->new (
                name => 'urgs',
                description => 'Urgs Urgs Urgs',
                help_description => 'Help with Urgs',
                entries => \@entries);

An option entry is a hash reference like this:

  { long_name => 'verbose',
    short_name => 'v',
    flags => [qw/reverse hidden in-main/],
    arg_type => 'none',
    arg_value => \$verbose,
    description => 'verbose desc.',
    arg_description => 'verbose arg desc.' }

Of those keys only long_name, arg_type, and arg_value are required. So this is a valid option entry too:

  { long_name => 'package-names',
    arg_type => 'string-array',
    arg_value => \$package_names }

For convenience, option entries can also be specified as array references containing long_name, short_name, arg_type, and arg_value:

  [ 'filenames', 'f', 'filename-array', \$filenames ]

If you don't want an option to have a short name, specify undef for it:

  [ 'filenames', undef, 'filename-array', \$filenames ]

$context->add_group ($group)

  • $group (Glib::OptionGroup)

$context->add_main_entries ($entries, $translation_domain)

  • $entries (scalar) reference to an array of option entries
  • $translation_domain (string)

boolean = $context->get_help_enabled

$context->set_help_enabled ($help_enabled)

  • $help_enabled (boolean)

boolean = $context->get_ignore_unknown_options

$context->set_ignore_unknown_options ($ignore_unknown)

  • $ignore_unknown (boolean)

optiongroup = $context->get_main_group

$context->set_main_group ($group)

  • $group (Glib::OptionGroup)

boolean = $context->parse

This method works directly on @ARGV.

May croak with a Glib::Error in [email protected] on failure.

$group->set_translate_func ($func, $data=undef)

  • $func (scalar)
  • $data (scalar)

$group->set_translation_domain ($domain)

  • $domain (string)

ENUMS AND FLAGS

enum Glib::OptionArg

  • 'none' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_NONE'
  • 'string' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_STRING'
  • 'int' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_INT'
  • 'callback' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_CALLBACK'
  • 'filename' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_FILENAME'
  • 'string-array' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_STRING_ARRAY'
  • 'filename-array' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_FILENAME_ARRAY'
  • 'double' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_DOUBLE'
  • 'int64' / 'G_OPTION_ARG_INT64'

flags Glib::OptionFlags

  • 'hidden' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_HIDDEN'
  • 'in-main' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_IN_MAIN'
  • 'reverse' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_REVERSE'
  • 'no-arg' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_NO_ARG'
  • 'filename' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_FILENAME'
  • 'optional-arg' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_OPTIONAL_ARG'
  • 'noalias' / 'G_OPTION_FLAG_NOALIAS'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2003-2011 by the gtk2-perl team.

This software is licensed under the LGPL. See Glib for a full notice.