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libmawk_register_function.3libmawk - Man Page

registers a C function with a callback


#include <libmawk.h>

typedef CELL *libmawk_c_function(mawk_state_t *m, CELL *sp, int a_args);

int libmawk_register_function(mawk_state_t *MAWK, const char *fname, libmawk_c_function *callback); CELL *libmawk_stackret(CELL *original_sp);


The libmawk_register_function() call registers an user defined function donated by the host application in a mawk context so that it acts exactly like user defined functions in  written in awk. The name of the new function is given in fname and should not match any of the user defined function names in the awk script.

When the user function is called back, argument sp is the stack pointer and a_args holds the number of arguments. The user function is responsible for managing the stack: it should pop all arguments before returning.

The user function should also generate a return value, which is done by calling libmawk_set_cell() on the stack slot returned by libmawk_stackret. Libmawk_stackret should be called with the modified sp after popping all arguments.

Argument m is a libmawk context previously returned by libmawk_initialize() or libmawk_initialize_stage3().

For more information about user function callbacks, especially on stack handling, see manual page example(3libmawk).

Return Value

The user function should return the stack pointer after popping all arguments.

The libmawk_register_function call returns 0 on success.

Call libmawk_stackret returns a stack pointer to the slot where the user function should store its return value.

See Also

libmawk_initialize_stage(3libmawk), libmawk_initialize(3libmawk), libmawk_set_cell(3libmawk), libmawk_print_cell(3libmawk).


2009-08-12 libmawk manual