GLIB-MKENUMS(1)                                                GLIB-MKENUMS(1)

       glib-mkenums - C language enum description generation utility

       glib-mkenums [options...] [files...]

       glib-mkenums is a small perl-script utility that parses C code to
       extract enum definitions and produces enum descriptions based on text
       templates specified by the user. Most frequently this script is used to
       produce C code that contains enum values as strings so programs can
       provide value name strings for introspection.

       glib-mkenums takes a list of valid C code files as input. The options
       specified control the text that is output, certain substitutions are
       performed on the text templates for keywords enclosed in @ characters.

       --fhead text
              Put out text prior to processing input files.

       --fprod text
              Put out text everytime a new input file is being processed.

       --ftail text
              Put out text after all input files have been processed.

       --eprod text
              Put out text everytime an enum is encountered in the input

       --vhead text
              Put out text before iterating over the set of values of an enum.

       --vprod text
              Put out text for every value of an enum.

       --vtail text
              Put out text after iterating over all values of an enum.

       --comments text
              Template for auto-generated comments, the default (for C code
              generations) is "/* @comment@ */".

       --template file
              Read templates from the given file. The templates are enclosed
              in specially-formatted C comments

              /*** BEGIN section ***/
              /*** END section ***/

              where section may be file-header, file-production, file-tail,
              enumeration-production, value-header, value-production,
              value-tail or comment.

       --help Print brief help and exit.

              Print version and exit.

   Production text substitutions
       Certain keywords enclosed in @ characters will be substituted in the
       emitted text. For the substitution examples of the keywords below, the
       following example enum definition is assumed:

       typedef enum
         PREFIX_THE_XVALUE    = 1 << 3,
         PREFIX_ANOTHER_VALUE = 1 << 4
       } PrefixTheXEnum;

              The name of the enum currently being processed, enum names are
              assumed to be properly namespaced and to use mixed
              capitalization to separate words (e.g. PrefixTheXEnum).

              The enum name with words lowercase and word-separated by
              underscores (e.g. prefix_the_xenum).

              The enum name with words uppercase and word-separated by
              underscores (e.g. PREFIX_THE_XENUM).

              The enum name with words uppercase and word-separated by
              underscores, prefix stripped (e.g. THE_XENUM).

              The enum value name currently being processed with words
              uppercase and word-separated by underscores, this is the assumed
              literal notation of enum values in the C sources (e.g.

              A nick name for the enum value currently being processed, this
              is usually generated by stripping common prefix words of all the
              enum values of the current enum, the words are lowercase and
              underscores are substituted by a minus (e.g. the-xvalue).

       @type@ This is substituted either by "enum" or "flags", depending on
              whether the enum value definitions contained bit-shift operators
              or not (e.g. flags).

       @Type@ The same as @type@ with the first letter capitalized (e.g.

       @TYPE@ The same as @type@ with all letters uppercased (e.g. FLAGS).

              The name of the input file currently being processed (e.g.

   Trigraph extensions
       Some C comments are treated specially in the parsed enum definitions,
       such comments start out with the trigraph sequence /*< and end with the
       trigraph sequence >*/. Per enum definition, the options "skip" and
       "flags" can be specified, to indicate this enum definition to be
       skipped, or for it to be treated as a flags definition, or to specify
       the common prefix to be stripped from all values to generate value
       nicknames, respectively. The "lowercase_name" option can be used to
       specify the word separation used in the *_get_type() function. For
       instance, /*< lowercase_name=gnome_vfs_uri_hide_options >*/.

       Per value definition, the options "skip" and "nick" are supported. The
       former causes the value to be skipped, and the latter can be used to
       specify the otherwise auto-generated nickname. Examples:

       typedef enum /*< skip >*/
       } PrefixThisEnumWillBeSkipped;
       typedef enum /*< flags,prefix=PREFIX >*/
         PREFIX_THE_ZEROTH_VALUE,    /*< skip >*/
         PREFIX_THE_THIRD_VALUE,     /*< nick=the-last-value >*/
       } PrefixTheFlagsEnum;


                                  08/15/2005                   GLIB-MKENUMS(1)