C++ Discord API Bot Library
Before compiling make sure you have all the tools installed.
brew install cmake
brew install openssl
For voice support, additional dependencies are required
brew install libsodium opus
Download the source code via Github or get the archive from the releases. Then navigate to the root directory of the project and run the commands below.
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make -j8
Replace the number after -j with a number suitable for your setup, usually the same as the number of cores on your machine.
cmake will fetch any dependencies that are required for you and ensure they are compiled alongside the library.
./test for unit test cases. You will need to create a
config.json file in the directory above the executable file with a valid bot token in it. See the example file
config.example.json for an example of the correct format.
sudo make install
If you want to install the library, its dependendancies and header files to a different directory, specify this directory when running
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/install
Then once the build is complete, run
make install to install to the location you specified.
Once installed, you can make use of the library in standalone programs simply by including it and linking to it:
clang++ -std=c++17 -ldpp mydppbot.cpp -o dppbot
The important flags in this command-line are:
-std=c++17- Required to compile the headers
-ldpp- Link to libdpp.dylib
mydppbot.cpp- Your source code
dppbot- The name of the executable to make
Of course, this is just a proof of concept - you should really use a more robust build system like GNU
make or `cmake`.