sip(1) generates C++/Python bindings


sip [-h] [-V] [-a~file] [-b~file] [-B~tag] [-c~dir] [-d~file] [-e] [-g] [-I~dir] [-j~number] [-k] [-m~file] [-o] [-p~module] [-P] [-r] [-s~suffix] [-t~tag] [-w] [-x~feature] [-X~id:file] [-z~file] [@file] [file]


sip takes a set of specification files and generates C++ code, documentation and build files.

The format of the needed specification file is similar to a C++ header. sip includes run-time support for the generated code.


Show summary of options.
Display the sip version number.
-a file
The name of the QScintilla API file. If not indicated, it will not be generated.
-b file
The name of the build file. If not indicated, it will not be generated.
-B tag
Add tag to the list of timeline backstops.
-c dir
The name of the directory where generated source file will be put. If not indicated, no code will be generated.
-d file
The name of the documentation file (deprecated). If not indicated, no documentation will be generated.
Enable support for exceptions. Disabled by default.
Always release and reacquire the GIL.
-I dir
Directory where sip can search for included files.
-j number
Splits the generated code in number files (1 by default). This flag was added for parallel compilation on SMP machines.
Support keyword arguments in functions and methods.
-m file
The name of the XML export file. If not indicated, the file will not be generated.
Enable the automatic generation of docstrings. Disabled by default.
-p module
Give the name of the consolidated module this module should be a component of.
Enable the protected/public hack.
Enable tracing on generated code.
-s suffix
The suffix used for generated C or C++ files (".c" or ".cpp" if none specified)
-t tag
The version/platform to generate code for.
Enable warning messages.
-x feature
Disable a feature.
-X id:file
Create the extracts for an id in a file.
-z file
The name of a file containing additional command line flags. This option is deprecated, use @file instead.
The name of a file containing more command line flags.
The name of the file containing the specification. If you skip it, sip will expect to be fed by stdin.


This manual page was written by Ricardo Javier Cardenes Medina <[email protected]>, Torsten Marek <[email protected]> and Dmitry Shachnev <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).