introspection annotation

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A kind of pragma that makes information about the implementation of a program available to the program at run-time, allowing it to do introspection.

For example, gtk-doc defines a GObject Introspection syntax for annotations that give machine readable information about function parameters and return values (transfer none, transfer full). Gtk-Doc annotations are read by g-ir-scanner and put into a "GIR file".

Last updated: 2018-11-27

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