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.
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
Print brief help and exit.
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.
Currently, the following types are supported:
indicates no return type, or no extra parameters. If VOID is used
as the parameter list, no additional parameters may be present.
for boolean types (gboolean)
for signed char types (gchar)
for unsigned char types (guchar)
for signed integer types (gint)
for unsigned integer types (guint)
for signed long integer types (glong)
for unsigned long integer types (gulong)
for signed 64bit integer types (gint64)
for unsigned 64bit integer types (guint64)
for enumeration types (gint)
for flag enumeration types (guint)
for single-precision float types (gfloat)
for double-precision float types (gdouble)
for string types (gchar*)
for boxed (anonymous but reference counted) types (GBoxed*)
for GParamSpec or derived types (GParamSpec*)
for anonymous pointer types (gpointer)
for GObject or derived types (GObject*)
for GVariant types (GVariant*)
deprecated alias for VOID
deprecated alias for BOOLEAN
To generate marshallers for the following callback functions:
void foo (gpointer data1,
void bar (gpointer data1,
gfloat baz (gpointer data1,
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 email@example.com.
This manual page was provided by Tim Janik firstname.lastname@example.org.