parrot_nci_thunk_gen - Man Page

Create Parrot NCI thunks


    parrot_nci_thunk_gen [option] -o output_c_file.c < input_signature_list.nci


This utility creates C file of routines suitable for use as Parrot Native Call Interface thunks.

Command line Options

To print help message and exit use :


To print version number of this utility use :


Not to complain about duplicated signatures (default is to warn) use :


To output a thunk file suitable for inclusion in Parrot core (default is no) use :


To use default values for loader-name, loader-storage-class, and target suitable for use in Parrot dyntex library use :


To specify output file use :

    --output <file>

To select what to output (valid operation are 'head', 'thunks', 'loader',  'loader-dyntex', 'coda', 'all', 'all-dyntex', 'names' and 'signatures')  (default is 'all') use :

    --target <target>

To set storage class used for the thunks (default value is static) use :

    --thunk-storage-class <storage class>

To set the prototype used for the thunk function names.Must be a printf format with arity 1 (default value is 'pcf_%s') use :

    --thunk-name-proto <printf prototype>

To set the storage class used for the loader funtion (default value is none) use :


To set the name used for the leader function (default value is 'Parrot_load_nci_thunks') use :



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2020-06-15 perl v5.30.3 User Contributed Perl Documentation