C-code generator for docopt language.
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C-code generator for docopt language

Note, at this point the code generator handles only options (positional arguments, commands and pattern matching will follow).

Step 1. Describe your CLI in docopt language

Naval Fate.

Usage:
  naval_fate.py ship create <name>...
  naval_fate.py ship <name> move <x> <y> [--speed=<kn>]
  naval_fate.py ship shoot <x> <y>
  naval_fate.py mine (set|remove) <x> <y> [--moored|--drifting]
  naval_fate.py --help
  naval_fate.py --version

Options:
  -h --help     Show this screen.
  --version     Show version.
  --speed=<kn>  Speed in knots [default: 10].
  --moored      Moored (anchored) mine.
  --drifting    Drifting mine.

Step 2. Generate the C code

$ python docopt_c.py -o docopt.c example.docopt

or by using pipe

$ cat example.docopt | python docopt_c.py > docopt.c

Step 3. Include the generated docopt.c into your program

#include "docopt.c"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    DocoptArgs args = docopt(argc, argv, /* help */ 1, /* version */ "2.0rc2");

    printf("Commands\n");
    printf("    mine == %s\n", args.mine ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    move == %s\n", args.move ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    create == %s\n", args.create ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    remove == %s\n", args.remove ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    set == %s\n", args.set ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    ship == %s\n", args.ship ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    shoot == %s\n", args.shoot ? "true" : "false");
    printf("Arguments\n");
    printf("    x == %s\n", args.x);
    printf("    y == %s\n", args.y);
    printf("Flags\n");
    printf("    --drifting == %s\n", args.drifting ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    --help == %s\n", args.help ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    --moored == %s\n", args.moored ? "true" : "false");
    printf("    --version == %s\n", args.version ? "true" : "false");
    printf("Options\n");
    printf("    --speed == %s\n", args.speed);
    return 0;
}

Step 4. Profit!

$ c99 example.c -o example.out
$ ./example.out mine --drifting --speed=20
Commands
    mine == true
    move == false
    create == false
    remove == false
    set == false
    ship == false
    shoot == false
Arguments
    x == (null)
    y == (null)
Flags
    --drifting == true
    --help == false
    --moored == false
    --version == false
Options
    --speed == 20

Development

See the Python version's page for more info on developing.