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#include <gromacs/options/options.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for gmx::Options:
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Collection of options.

See Extensible Handling of Options (options) for an overview of how the options work. The IOptionsContainerWithSections interface documents how to add options.

In order to keep the public interface of this class simple, functionality to assign values to options is provided by a separate OptionsAssigner class. Similarly, functionality for looping over all options (e.g., for writing out help) is provided by OptionsIterator.

Public Member Functions

 Options ()
 Initializes an empty options root container.
void addManager (IOptionManager *manager)
 Adds an option manager. More...
IOptionsContaineraddGroup () override
 Creates a subgroup of options within the current options. More...
OptionSectionInfo & rootSection ()
 Returns a handle to the root section.
const OptionSectionInfo & rootSection () const
 Returns a handle to the root section.
void finish ()
 Notifies the collection that all option values are assigned. More...
- Public Member Functions inherited from gmx::IOptionsContainerWithSections
template<class SectionType >
SectionType::HandleType addSection (const SectionType &section)
 Adds a section to this collection. More...
- Public Member Functions inherited from gmx::IOptionsContainer
template<class OptionType >
OptionType::InfoType * addOption (const OptionType &settings)
 Adds a recognized option. More...


class OptionsAssigner
 Needed to be able to extend the interface of this object.

Additional Inherited Members

Member Function Documentation

IOptionsContainer & gmx::Options::addGroup ( )

Creates a subgroup of options within the current options.

To add options to the group, use the returned interface.

Currently, this is only used to influence the order of options: all options in a group appear before options in a group added after it, no matter in which order the options are added to the groups. In the future, the groups could also be used to influence the help output.

Implements gmx::IOptionsContainer.

void gmx::Options::addManager ( IOptionManager manager)

Adds an option manager.

managerManager to add.
std::bad_allocif out of memory.

Option managers are used by some types of options that require interaction between different option instances (e.g., selection options), or need to support globally set properties (e.g., a global default file prefix). Option objects can retrieve the pointer to their manager when they are created, and the caller can alter the behavior of the options through the manager. See the individual managers for details.

Caller is responsible for memory management of manager. The Options object (and its contained options) only stores a reference to the object.

This method cannot be called after adding options or sections.

void gmx::Options::finish ( )

Notifies the collection that all option values are assigned.

InvalidInputErrorif invalid user input is detected.

This function should be called after no more option values are to be assigned. Values in storage variables are guaranteed to be available only after this call, although in most cases, they are available already during assignment.

If invalid option values, e.g., missing required option, is detected at this point, this function throws. The thrown exception contains information on all errors detected during the call.

The documentation for this class was generated from the following files: