[fpc-devel] GObject Introspection GIR loader unit

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jan 10 22:46:51 CET 2010

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010, Honza wrote:

> Hi all,
> as a side effect of some other task, there is available an initial
> unit for unmarshalling data from GIR files, which are installed with
> the various gobject-introspection-* packages. Result of such load is a
> (tree) data structure with the same information as the underlying GIR
> xml, just more convenient to work with (specific classes instead of
> generic TDOMNode(s)). Does any FPC developer want to have look at it?
> Maybe it is of some utility to someone else too. For instance - from
> the GIR data it is (in theory) possible to generate FPC bindings for
> any GLib/GObject based libraries/objects and/or late bind at runtime.
> More on this here:
> http://live.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection
> I can mail it somewhere or open a feature request with an attachment -
> just let me know what's better would you be interested.

Sebastian Guenther tried to look at this, but he gave up on this.
Maybe he is still interested in seeing it in action.


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