mkchdr(1) creates a C header file from a type table


mkchdr <tbl-file> [output-file]


mkchdr will generate a C header file from the given type table. The C data structures will be written to the given output file. If an output file is not given, the C header is written to stdout.

The generated C data structure is the value representation that table driven encoder expects (and decoder returns) for the type definitions in the given type table. The table driven encoder and decoder, etc. routines do not use the generated header - they treat the data in a generic way. The generated header file simply saves you the hassle of dealing with ASN.1 values in the same generic way. Instead you get properly named structs and field names. You do not need to use mkchdr to use the table driven encoders etc. but it is recommended.


Source code for the mkchdr program


There is no means of customizing the generated data structure.


Copyright (c) 1993 Mike Sample and the University of British Columbia

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Mike Sample <[email protected]>, University of British Columbia


This work was made possible by grants from the Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).