Writing a plugin from scratch requires to deal with
The code generator framework presented takes care of most of the above by using XML as sort of a domain specific language to describe the infrastructure aspects of a plugin with the options to either embed actual functionality C/C++ code into the XML specification files right away or to extend the generated template code manually later.
A simple daemon plugin for example that just prints extra startup and shutdown messages could then look as easy as below and would be ready for testing within only a few minutes:<?xml version=”1.0”?> Hartmut Holzgraefe firstname.lastname@example.org GPL 0.0.1 2004-05-25 beta First working release minimal daemon plugin printf(“plugin initialized”); printf(“plugin destroyed”);
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