h2ph - convert .h C header files to .ph Perl header files
h2ph [-d destination directory] [-r | -a] [-l] [header-
h2ph converts any C header files specified to the corresponding
Perl header file format. It is most easily run
while in /usr/include:
cd /usr/include; h2ph * sys/*
cd /usr/include; h2ph * sys/* arpa/* netinet/*
cd /usr/include; h2ph -r -l .
The output files are placed in the hierarchy rooted at
Perl's architecture dependent library directory. You can
specify a different hierarchy with a -d switch.
If run with no arguments, filters standard input to standard
Put the resulting .ph files beneath destination_dir,
instead of beneath the default Perl library location
-r Run recursively; if any of headerfiles are directories,
then run h2ph on all files in those directories
(and their subdirectories, etc.). -r and -a are mutually
-a Run automagically; convert headerfiles, as well as any
.h files which they include. This option will search
for .h files in all directories which your C compiler
ordinarily uses. -a and -r are mutually exclusive.
-l Symbolic links will be replicated in the destination
directory. If -l is not specified, then links are
-h Put ``hints'' in the .ph files which will help in
locating problems with h2ph. In those cases when you
require a .ph file containing syntax errors, instead
of the cryptic
[ some error condition ] at (eval mmm) line
you will see the slightly more helpful
[ some error condition ] at filename.ph line
However, the .ph files almost double in size when
built using -h.
-D Include the code from the .h file as a comment in the
.ph file. This is primarily used for debugging h2ph.
-Q ``Quiet'' mode; don't print out the names of the files
No environment variables are used.
The usual warnings if it can't read or write the files
Doesn't construct the %sizeof array for you.
It doesn't handle all C constructs, but it does attempt to
isolate definitions inside evals so that you can get at
the definitions that it can translate.
It's only intended as a rough tool. You may need to
dicker with the files produced.
You have to run this program by hand; it's not run as part
of the Perl installation.
Doesn't handle complicated expressions built piecemeal, a
Doesn't necessarily locate all of your C compiler's internally-defined
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