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/**
 * \file yajl_gen.h
 * Interface to YAJL's JSON generation facilities.
 */

#include <yajl/yajl_common.h>

#ifndef __YAJL_GEN_H__
#define __YAJL_GEN_H__

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
#endif    
    /** generator status codes */
00047     typedef enum {
        /** no error */
00049         yajl_gen_status_ok = 0,
        /** at a point where a map key is generated, a function other than
         *  yajl_gen_string was called */
00052         yajl_gen_keys_must_be_strings,
        /** YAJL's maximum generation depth was exceeded.  see
         *  YAJL_MAX_DEPTH */
00055         yajl_max_depth_exceeded,
        /** A generator function (yajl_gen_XXX) was called while in an error
         *  state */
00058         yajl_gen_in_error_state,
        /** A complete JSON document has been generated */
00060         yajl_gen_generation_complete                
    } yajl_gen_status;

    /** an opaque handle to a generator */
00064     typedef struct yajl_gen_t * yajl_gen;

    /** configuration structure for the generator */
00067     typedef struct {
        /** generate indented (beautiful) output */
00069         unsigned int beautify;
        /** an opportunity to define an indent string.  such as \\t or
         *  some number of spaces.  default is four spaces '    '.  This
         *  member is only relevant when beautify is true */
00073         const char * indentString;
    } yajl_gen_config;

    /** allocate a generator handle
     *  \param config a pointer to a structure containing parameters which
     *                configure the behavior of the json generator
     *  \param allocFuncs an optional pointer to a structure which allows
     *                    the client to overide the memory allocation
     *                    used by yajl.  May be NULL, in which case
     *                    malloc/free/realloc will be used.
     *
     *  \returns an allocated handle on success, NULL on failure (bad params)
     */
    yajl_gen YAJL_API yajl_gen_alloc(const yajl_gen_config * config,
                                     const yajl_alloc_funcs * allocFuncs);

    /** free a generator handle */    
    void YAJL_API yajl_gen_free(yajl_gen handle);

    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_integer(yajl_gen hand, long int number);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_double(yajl_gen hand, double number);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_number(yajl_gen hand,
                                             const char * num,
                                             unsigned int len);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_string(yajl_gen hand,
                                             const unsigned char * str,
                                             unsigned int len);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_null(yajl_gen hand);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_bool(yajl_gen hand, int boolean);    
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_map_open(yajl_gen hand);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_map_close(yajl_gen hand);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_array_open(yajl_gen hand);
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_array_close(yajl_gen hand);

    /** access the null terminated generator buffer.  If incrementally
     *  outputing JSON, one should call yajl_gen_clear to clear the
     *  buffer.  This allows stream generation. */
    yajl_gen_status YAJL_API yajl_gen_get_buf(yajl_gen hand,
                                              const unsigned char ** buf,
                                              unsigned int * len);

    /** clear yajl's output buffer, but maintain all internal generation
     *  state.  This function will not "reset" the generator state, and is
     *  intended to enable incremental JSON outputing. */
    void YAJL_API yajl_gen_clear(yajl_gen hand);

#ifdef __cplusplus
}
#endif    

#endif

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