This is a collection of scripts for generating or updating a PHP extension to wrap a C library
You can send comments, patches, questions here on github
This is still an experimental extension.
The generator is designed to be configurable and extendible. To create an extension you need two things, a specification for the extension in a format for which the generator has a parser, and a configuration file for the extension in a format the generator can read.
There is a template system for C files for generation differences, the default template generates only for PHP 5.4 gtkforphp at present - additional templates are welcome.
G\Generator can support multiple formats for available for extension specification. Currently the only specification can read xml in GIR format. There were originally plans to use the G\Introspection extension as well. However Pygobject specific additions to the way typelibs are generated that explicitly exlude symbols (that are necessary for the generator to work) mean that it will be impossible to use prebuilt typelibs, and so no more G\Introspection support is planned. Additional parsers for specifications are welcome.
G\Generator can currently read configuration files in .ini format. Additional parsers for configuration files are welcome.
G\Generator is designed to generate C files and headers, tests, and even docbook documentation.
G\Generator supports version based declaration and deprecation, and ignoring items. G\Generator also supports custom function declarations as "overrides" at generation time, but leaves changes alone during library updates. Besides initial generation it also supports updating a previously compiled extension with new or missing definitions.
ggen is a PHP 5.4 cli application
ggen 1.0.0-dev, Copyright (c) 2012 Elizabeth M Smith Usage: ggen [-h] [-v] [-q] [-l] [-u] [-n] [--extension] [--test] [--docbook] [--stubs] config.filetype -h|--help this message -v|--version show version info -q|--quiet suppress all output the following options are related to module information -l|--lint check the configuration and specification syntax -u|--update update the extension, do not overwrite existing files this is implicit if the location specified in the config is not empty -n|--new ignore existing files and create a new extension this is implicit if the location specified in the config is empty the following options control what is generated or updated --extension update or generate only extension files --stubs only generate stubs, do not fill out anything --test file contains prototypes of functions to create --docbook generate xml documentation to be added to phpdoc-cvs