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man(sip)								sip								  man(sip)

sip - The SIP command line
sip [option] [specification]
SIP is a tool for automatically generating Python bindings for C and C++ libraries. SIP was originally developed in 1998 for PyQt - the Python bindings for the Qt GUI toolkit - but is suitable for generating bindings for any C or C++ library.
specification is the name of the specification file for the module. If it is omitted then stdin is used. The full set of command line options is: -h Display a help message. -V Display the SIP version number. -a <FILE> The name of the QScintilla API file to generate. This file contains a description of the module API in a form that the QScintilla editor component can use for auto-completion and call tips. (The file may also be used by the SciTE editor but must be sorted first.) By default the file is not generated. -b <FILE> The name of the build file to generate. This file contains the information about the module needed by the SIP build system to gener- ate a platform and compiler specific Makefile for the module. By default the file is not generated. -c <DIR> The name of the directory (which must exist) into which all of the generated C or C++ code is placed. By default no code is gener- ated. -d <FILE> Deprecated since version 4.12: Use the -X option instead. The name of the documentation file to generate. Documentation is included in specification files using the %Doc and %ExportedDoc directives. By default the file is not generated. -e Support for C++ exceptions is enabled. This causes all calls to C++ code to be enclosed in try/catch blocks and C++ exceptions to be converted to Python exceptions. By default exception support is disabled. -g The Python GIL is released before making any calls to the C/C++ library being wrapped and reacquired afterwards. See The Python Global Interpreter Lock and the ReleaseGIL and HoldGIL annotations. -I <DIR> The directory is added to the list of directories searched when looking for a specification file given in an %Include or %Import directive. Directory separators must always be /. This option may be given any number of times. -j <NUMBER> The generated code is split into the given number of files. This makes it easier to use the parallel build facility of most modern implementations of make. By default 1 file is generated for each C structure or C++ class. -k New in version 4.10. Deprecated since version 4.12: Use the keyword_arguments="All" %Module directive argument instead. All func- tions and methods will, by default, support passing parameters using the Python keyword argument syntax. -o New in version 4.10. Docstrings will be automatically generated that describe the signature of all functions, methods and construc- tors. -p <MODULE> The name of the %ConsolidatedModule which will contain the wrapper code for this component module. -P New in version 4.10. By default SIP generates code to provide access to protected C++ functions from Python. On some platforms (notably Linux, but not Windows) this code can be avoided if the protected keyword is redefined as public during compilation. This can result in a significant reduction in the size of a generated Python module. This option disables the generation of the extra code. -r Debugging statements that trace the execution of the bindings are automatically generated. By default the statements are not gener- ated. -s <SUFFIX> The suffix to use for generated C or C++ source files. By default .c is used for C and .cpp for C++. -t <TAG> The SIP version tag (declared using a %Timeline directive) or the SIP platform tag (declared using the %Platforms directive) to gen- erate code for. This option may be given any number of times so long as the tags do not conflict. -T By default the generated C and C++ source and header files include a timestamp specifying when they were generated. This option dis- ables the timestamp so that the contents of the generated files remain constant for a particular version of SIP. -w The display of warning messages is enabled. By default warning messages are disabled. -x <FEATURE> The feature (declared using the %Feature directive) is disabled. -X <ID:FILE> New in version 4.12. The extract (defined with the %Extract directive) with the identifier ID is written to the file FILE. -z <FILE> The name of a file containing more command line options.
Phil Thompson <> Than Ngo <>, create this manpage sip 20 Jan 2014 man(sip)