GLIB-GENMARSHAL(1)                                          GLIB-GENMARSHAL(1)

       glib-genmarshal - C code marshaller generation utility for GLib

       glib-genmarshal [options...] [files...]

       glib-genmarshal is a small utility that generates C code marshallers
       for callback functions of the GClosure mechanism in the GObject
       sublibrary of GLib. The marshaller functions have a standard signature,
       they get passed in the invoking closure, an array of value structures
       holding the callback function parameters and a value structure for the
       return value of the callback. The marshaller is then responsible to
       call the respective C code function of the closure with all the
       parameters on the stack and to collect its return value.

       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.

              Generate header file contents of the marshallers.

       --body Generate C code file contents of the marshallers.

       --prefix=string, --prefix string
              Specify marshaller prefix. The default prefix is

              Skip source location remarks in generated comments.

              Do not use the standard marshallers of the GObject library, and
              skip gmarshal.h include directive in generated header files.

              Make warnings fatal, that is, exit immediately once a warning

       -h, --help
              Print brief help and exit.

       -v, --version
              Print version and exit.

   Marshaller list format
       The marshaller lists are processed line by line, a line can contain a
       comment in the form of

       # this is a comment

       or a marshaller specification of the form


       (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.

   Parameter types
       Currently, the following types are supported:

       VOID   indicates no return type, or no extra parameters. If VOID is
              used as the parameter list, no additional parameters may be

              for boolean types (gboolean)

       CHAR   for signed char types (gchar)

       UCHAR  for unsigned char types (guchar)

       INT    for signed integer types (gint)

       UINT   for unsigned integer types (guint)

       LONG   for signed long integer types (glong)

       ULONG  for unsigned long integer types (gulong)

       INT64  for signed 64bit integer types (gint64)

       UINT64 for unsigned 64bit integer types (guint64)

       ENUM   for enumeration types (gint)

       FLAGS  for flag enumeration types (guint)

       FLOAT  for single-precision float types (gfloat)

       DOUBLE for double-precision float types (gdouble)

       STRING for string types (gchar*)

       BOXED  for boxed (anonymous but reference counted) types (GBoxed*)

       PARAM  for GParamSpec or derived types (GParamSpec*)

              for anonymous pointer types (gpointer)

       OBJECT for GObject or derived types (GObject*)

       NONE   deprecated alias for VOID

       BOOL   deprecated alias for BOOLEAN

       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 has to look like this:


       The generated marshallers have the arguments encoded in their function
       name. For this particular list, they are


       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_marshal_VOID__VOID);
       cc_bar = g_cclosure_new (NULL, bar, NULL);
       g_closure_set_marshal (cc_bar, g_cclosure_marshal_VOID__INT);
       cc_baz = g_cclosure_new (NULL, baz, NULL);
       g_closure_set_marshal (cc_baz, g_cclosure_marshal_FLOAT__BOOLEAN_UCHAR);


       None known yet.

       glib-genmarshal has been written by Tim Janik <>.

       This manual page was provided by Tim Janik <>.

                                  08/22/2005                GLIB-GENMARSHAL(1)