stubgen – a member function stub generator for C++


stubgen is a C++ development tool that keeps code files in sync with their associated headers. When it finds a member function declaration in a header file that doesn’t have a corresponding implementation, it creates an empty skeleton with descriptive comment headers.

stubgen has several options, but this brief example should give you an idea of what it can do. Suppose you have the following header file Point.h:

class Point {
    Point(int x, int y);
    void addTo(const Point& other);

    int xValue, yValue;

Running stubgen -s Point.h would produce the following file:

 * AUTHOR: Michael J. Radwin
 *   FILE: Point.cpp
 *   DATE: Mon Apr 20 17:39:05 1998
 *  DESCR:
#include "Point.h"

 *  Method: Point::Point()
 *   Descr:
Point::Point(int x, int y)

 *  Method: Point::addTo()
 *   Descr:
Point::addTo(const Point& other)



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I’ve successfully built stubgen on the following platforms, using the GNU tools make, gcc, bison, and flex:

  • SPARC Solaris (2.5 and 2.6)
  • SunOS 4.1.3
  • SGI IRIX 5.3
  • RS6000 AIX 3.2
  • FreeBSD 2.2
  • MS Windows NT 4.0 (using GNU bison/flex and MSVC++ 5.0)
  • BeOS R5


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