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This program generates a large amount of code and documentation for
all the daemon actions.
To add a new action there are only two files you need to change,
'actions.ml' to describe the interface, and daemon/<somefile>.c to
write the implementation.
After editing these files, build it (make -C generator) to regenerate
all the output files. 'make' will rerun this automatically when
necessary.
IMPORTANT: This program should NOT print any warnings at compile time
or run time. If it prints warnings, you should treat them as errors.
OCaml tips:
(1) In emacs, install tuareg-mode to display and format OCaml code
correctly. 'vim' comes with a good OCaml editing mode by default.
(2) Read the resources at http://ocaml-tutorial.org/
(3) A module called 'Foo' is defined in one or two files called
'foo.mli' and 'foo.ml' (NB: lowercase first letter). The *.mli file,
if present, defines the public interface for the module. The *.ml
file is the implementation. If the *.mli file is missing then
everything is exported.
Some notable files in this directory:
actions.ml The libguestfs API.
structs.ml Structures returned by the API.
c.ml Generate C API.
<lang>.ml Generate bindings for <lang>.
main.ml The main generator program.
Note about long descriptions:
When referring to another action, use the format C<guestfs_other>
(ie. the full name of the C function). This will be replaced as
appropriate in other language bindings. Apart from that, long
descriptions are just perldoc paragraphs.
Note about extending functions:
In general you cannot change the name, number of required arguments or
type of required arguments of a function, since this would break
backwards compatibility.
You may add another optional argument, *if* the function has >= 1
optional arguments already. Add it at the end of the list.
You may add optional arguments to a function that doesn't have any.
However you *must* set the once_had_no_optargs flag to true, so that
the relevant backwards compatibility bindings can be added.
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