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module.h

// -*- c++ -*-
// Generated by gtkmmproc -- DO NOT MODIFY!
#ifndef _GLIBMM_MODULE_H
#define _GLIBMM_MODULE_H


/* $Id: module.h 4 2005-05-13 20:47:18Z taybin $ */

/* Copyright (C) 2002 The gtkmm Development Team
 *
 * This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
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 *
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 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
 * Library General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
 * License along with this library; if not, write to the Free
 * Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
 */


#include <glibmmconfig.h>
#include <string>

GLIBMM_USING_STD(string)

#ifndef DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS
extern "C" { typedef struct _GModule GModule; }
#endif


namespace Glib
{

/** @addtogroup glibmmEnums Enums and Flags */

/**
 * @ingroup glibmmEnums
 * @par Bitwise operators:
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags operator|(ModuleFlags, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags operator&(ModuleFlags, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags operator^(ModuleFlags, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags operator~(ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags& operator|=(ModuleFlags&, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags& operator&=(ModuleFlags&, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 * <tt>%ModuleFlags& operator^=(ModuleFlags&, ModuleFlags)</tt><br>
 */
00053 enum ModuleFlags
{
  MODULE_BIND_LAZY = 1 << 0,
  MODULE_BIND_MASK = 0x01
};

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00060 inline ModuleFlags operator|(ModuleFlags lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) | static_cast<unsigned>(rhs)); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00064 inline ModuleFlags operator&(ModuleFlags lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) & static_cast<unsigned>(rhs)); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00068 inline ModuleFlags operator^(ModuleFlags lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) ^ static_cast<unsigned>(rhs)); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00072 inline ModuleFlags operator~(ModuleFlags flags)
  { return static_cast<ModuleFlags>(~static_cast<unsigned>(flags)); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00076 inline ModuleFlags& operator|=(ModuleFlags& lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return (lhs = static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) | static_cast<unsigned>(rhs))); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00080 inline ModuleFlags& operator&=(ModuleFlags& lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return (lhs = static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) & static_cast<unsigned>(rhs))); }

/** @ingroup glibmmEnums */
00084 inline ModuleFlags& operator^=(ModuleFlags& lhs, ModuleFlags rhs)
  { return (lhs = static_cast<ModuleFlags>(static_cast<unsigned>(lhs) ^ static_cast<unsigned>(rhs))); }


//TODO: Replace get_last_error() with exceptions?
//Provide operator()?

/** Dynamic Loading of Modules
 * These functions provide a portable way to dynamically load object
 *  files (commonly known as 'plug-ins'). The current implementation
 * supports all systems that provide an implementation of dlopen()
 * (e.g. Linux/Sun), as well as HP-UX via its shl_load() mechanism,
 * and Windows platforms via DLLs.
 */
00098 class Module
{
  public:
#ifndef DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS
  typedef Module CppObjectType;
  typedef GModule BaseObjectType;
#endif /* DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS */

private:

  
public:
 
  /** Opens a module.
   *
   * First of all it tries to open file_name as a module. If that
   * fails and file_name has the ".la"-suffix (and is a libtool
   * archive) it tries to open the corresponding module. If that fails
   * and it doesn't have the proper module suffix for the platform
   * (G_MODULE_SUFFIX), this suffix will be appended and the
   * corresponding module will be opended. If that fails and file_name
   * doesn't have the ".la"-suffix, this suffix is appended and
   * it tries to open the corresponding module.
   *
   * Use operator bool() to see whether the operation succeeded. For instance,
   * @code
   * Glib::Module module("plugins/helloworld");
   * if(module)
   * {
   *   void* func = 0;
   *   bool found = get_symbol("some_function", func);
   * }
   * @endcode
   *
   * @param file_name The library filename to open
   * @param flags Flags to configure the load process
   */
  explicit Module(const std::string& file_name, ModuleFlags flags = ModuleFlags(0));

  /** Close a module. The module will be removed from memory, unless
   * <tt>make_resident</tt> has been called.
   */
  virtual ~Module();

  /** Check whether the module was found.
   */
  operator bool() const;

  /** Checks if modules are supported on the current platform.
   * @returns true if available, false otherwise
   */
  
  static bool get_supported();

  /** Ensures that a module will never be unloaded. Any calls to the
   * Glib::Module destructor will not unload the module.
   */
  
  void make_resident();

  /** Gets a string describing the last module error.
   * @returns The error string
   */
  
  static std::string get_last_error();

  /** Gets a symbol pointer from the module.
   * @param symbol_name The name of the symbol to lookup
   * @param symbol A pointer to set to the symbol
   * @returns True if the symbol was found, false otherwise.
   */
  
  bool get_symbol(const std::string& symbol_name, void*& symbol) const;

  /** Get the name of the module.
   * @returns The name of the module
   */
  
  std::string get_name() const;

  /** A portable way to build the filename of a module. The
   * platform-specific prefix and suffix are added to the filename, if
   * needed, and the result is added to the directory, using the
   * correct separator character.
   *
   * The directory should specify the directory where the module can
   * be found. It can be an empty string to indicate that the
   * module is in a standard platform-specific directory, though this
   * is not recommended since the wrong module may be found.
   *
   * For example, calling <tt>g_module_build_path()</tt> on a Linux
   * system with a directory of <tt>/lib</tt> and a module_name of
   * "mylibrary" will return <tt>/lib/libmylibrary.so</tt>. On a
   * Windows system, using <tt>\\Windows</tt> as the directory it will
   * return <tt>\\Windows\\mylibrary.dll</tt>.
   *
   * @param directory The directory the module is in
   * @param module_name The name of the module
   * @returns The system-specific filename of the module
   */
  // TODO: add an override which doesn't take a directory
  // TODO: check what happens when directory is ""
  
  static std::string build_path(const std::string& directory, const std::string& module_name);

  GModule*       gobj()       { return gobject_; }
  const GModule* gobj() const { return gobject_; }

protected:
  GModule* gobject_;

private:
  // noncopyable
  Module(const Module&);
  Module& operator=(const Module&);


};

} // namespace Glib


#endif /* _GLIBMM_MODULE_H */


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