children field in a
struct argp enables other argp
parsers to be combined with the referencing one for the parsing of a
single set of arguments. This field should point to a vector of
struct argp_child, which is terminated by an entry having a value
of zero in the
Where conflicts between combined parsers arise, as when two specify an option with the same name, the parser conflicts are resolved in favor of the parent argp parser(s), or the earlier of the argp parsers in the list of children.
An entry in the list of subsidiary argp parsers pointed to by the
childrenfield in a
struct argp. The fields are as follows:
const struct argp *argp
- The child argp parser, or zero to end of the list.
- Flags for this child.
const char *header
- If non-zero, this is an optional header to be printed within help output before the child options. As a side-effect, a non-zero value forces the child options to be grouped together. To achieve this effect without actually printing a header string, use a value of
"". As with header strings specified in an option entry, the conventional value of the last character is ‘:’. See Argp Option Vectors.
- This is where the child options are grouped relative to the other `consolidated' options in the parent argp parser. The values are the same as the
struct argp_option. See Argp Option Vectors. All child-groupings follow parent options at a particular group level. If both this field and
headerare zero, then the child's options aren't grouped together, they are merged with parent options at the parent option group level.