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nn_symbol_info - query the names and properties of nanomsg symbols
*#include <nanomsg/nn.h>*
*int nn_symbol_info (int 'i', struct nn_symbol_properties '*buf', int 'buflen');*
Retrieves the symbol name and value at index 'i'. Indices start at 0. An index
has no significance to its associated symbol; the mappings may change between
library versions.
The nn_symbol_properties has the following definition:
struct nn_symbol_properties {
/* The constant value */
int value;
/* The constant name */
const char* name;
/* The constant namespace, or zero for namespaces themselves */
int ns;
/* The option type for socket option constants */
int type;
/* The unit for the option value for socket option constants */
int unit;
More structure members may be added in future, but the input pointer will be
written only up to 'buflen' so the ABI is forward-compatible.
Typically a client will iterate through the symbols until nn_symbol_info
returns NULL in order to collect all the symbols.
All symbols exposed by 'nn_symbol_info' are available directly in the C API,
generally as preprocessor macros. Thus, this function is useful mostly for
language bindings that can't parse the header file and rely on retrieving the
symbols at runtime.
Note that the NN_MSG symbol is not exported by the 'nn_symbol_info' function.
First, it is a pointer rather than an integer; second, the symbol is not
supposed to be exported from language bindings to the user. Instead, language
bindings should provide the zero-copy functionality in a language-specific way,
if at all (zero-copy functionality may not make sense for some
Equals to zero and denotes the NN_NS_* constants themselves
Nanomsg version constants
Socket domain (or address family) constants AF_SP, AF_SP_RAW
Transport name constants (used for socket options mainly)
Socket protocol constants
Socket option level constants (NN_SOL_SOCKET)
Socket options for NN_SOL_SOCKET level
Socket options for transport level (used with transport constants)
The option types (described below)
The nn_send/nn_recv flags (only NN_DONTWAIT for now)
The errno values
Various nanomsg limits (only NN_SOCKADDR_MAX for now)
Event flags (bit mask) for use with nn_poll (NN_POLLIN, NN_POLLOUT)
No type, is returned for constants that are not socket options
The integer type
String (char *) type
More types may be added in the future to nanomsg. You may enumerate all of them
using the 'nn_symbol_info' itself by checking 'NN_NS_OPTION_TYPE' namespace.
No unit, is returned for constants that are not socket options, or do not have
any meaningful unit (strings, integer values)
The option value is expressed in bytes
The option value is expressed in milliseconds
The option value is a priority, an integer from 1 to 16
The option value is boolean, an integer 0 or 1
More types may be added in the future to nanomsg. You may enumerate all of them
using the 'nn_symbol_info' itself by checking 'NN_NS_OPTION_TYPE' namespace.
If 'i' is valid, returns the number of bytes stored at the structure. The
maximum value that can be returned is 'buflen'.
If 'i' is out-of-range, nn_symbol_info returns zero.
int i;
for (i = 0; ; ++i) {
struct nn_symbol_properties sym;
int rc = nn_symbol_info (i, &sym, sizeof (sym));
if(rc == 0)
assert (rc == sizeof (sym));
printf ("'%s' = %d\n",, sym.value);
-------[Paul Colomiets][Garrett D'Amore]