gir2pascal

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gir2pascal is a program to convert gobject-introspection (*.gir) xml files into into Pascal files which can be compiled (hopefully) without modification.

Some of the features of gir2pascal are:

• Converts the .gir file used as an argument into a .pas file
• Also converts any .gir files required into .pas files.
• GObject's are mapped to pascal objects (not classes) for easier use.
• Creating an instance of an object is done through Foo := TSomeGObjectType.new(Parameters).
• Can currently generate bindings for gtk3, glib2, atk1, pango1 and webkit without the resulting files needing to be modified to be compiled and linked.
• Many other .gir files may work as well
• Can create test units that help verify the conversion is correct.

Some limitations in generated code

• The objects are just memory mapped to the C structs that are allocated.
• The pascal new and dispose functions cannot be used with the objects.
• You cannot create a new object type that inherits the generated objects. (Technically possible if you don't add any additional fields or virtual methods)
• The objects created cannot wrap the c varargs methods. However the flat functions with varargs are available as before.

gir2pascal is currently being used to generate the Gtk+3 bindings for pascal.

Author

Andrew Haines

Email: (andrewd207 at aol dot com)

If you find this program useful you can donate with paypal here.

SVN

 svn co https://lazarus-ccr.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/lazarus-ccr/applications/gobject-introspection gir2pascal