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c2hs - C->Haskell Interface Generator
c2hs [OPTIONS]... header-file binding-file
This manual page briefly describes the c2hs command. For more details, refer to the main documentation, which is available in various other formats, including SGML and HTML; see below.
The programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options are included below. For a complete description, see the other documentation. c2hs accepts the following options: -h, -?, --help brief help -v, --version show version information --numeric-version show version number -c CPP, --cpp=CPP use executable CPP to invoke C preprocessor -C CPPOPTS, --cppopts=CPPOPTS pass CPPOPTS to the C preprocessor -o FILE, --output=FILE output result to FILE (should end in .hs) -t PATH, --output-dir=PATH place generated files in PATH -p PLATFORM, --platform=PLATFORM platform to use for cross compilation -k, --keep keep pre-processed C header -l, --copy-library copy `C2HS' library module to the current directory -d TYPE, --dump=TYPE dump internal information (for debugging), where TYPE is one of: • trace trace compiler phases • genbind trace binding generation • ctrav trace C declaration traversal • chs dump the binding file (adds .dump to the name) header-file is the header file belonging to the marshalled library. It must end with suffix .h. binding-file is the corresponding Haskell binding file, which must end with suffix .chs. PLATFORM The platform name can be one of: x86_64-linux. i686-linux. m68k-palmos. This allows for cross-compilation, assuming the rest of your toolchain supports that. The default is the current host platform. The most useful of these options is probably --cppopts (or -C). If the C header file needs any special options (like -D or -I) to go through the C pre-processor, here is the place to pass them.
The easiest way to use the C->Haskell Interface Generator is via Cabal. Cabal knows about .chs files and will run c2hs automatically, passing the appropriate flags. When used directly, c2hs is usually called as: c2hs lib.h Lib.chs where lib.h is the header file and Lib.chs the Haskell binding module, which define the C- and Haskell-side interface, respectively. If no errors occur, the result is a pure Haskell module Lib.hs, which implements the Haskell API of the library. A more advanced call may look like this: c2hs --cppopts=-I/some/obscure/dir --cppopts=-DEXTRA lib.h Lib.chs Often, lib.h will not be in the current directory, but in one of the header file directories. Apart from the current directory, C->Haskell looks in two places for the header: first, in the standard include directory of the used system, this is usually /usr/include and /usr/local/include; and second, it will look in every directory that is mentioned in a -IDIR option passed to the pre-processor via --cppopts.
If you have more than one option that you want to give to the pre-processor, use multiple --cppopts= flags.
User guide /usr/share/doc/c2hs-0.15.1/html/c2hs.html Home page http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/c2hs/
Please report bugs and feature requests in the c2hs trac http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/c2hs/ or to the C->Haskell mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
C->Haskell Version 0.15.1 Copyright (c) [1999..2007] Manuel M. T. Chakravarty <email@example.com>
This manual page was mainly assembled from the original documentation. It was written by Michael Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).