convickt - convert INTERCAL files between formats
convickt incharset outcharset [paddingrule]
This manual page describes the convickt command. Fuller documentation
is available via the command info convickt
convickt converts INTERCAL programs from one character set to another;
it takes input from standard input and sends its output to standard
For incharset and outcharset
atari Interpret the input as being ASCII-7 Atari syntax INTERCAL, as
is used by the Atari INTERCAL-72 compiler, J-INTERCAL, and C-
INTERCAL default syntax, or output in that syntax.
baudot Interpret the input as being in CLC-INTERCAL’s extended Baudot
syntax, or output in that syntax.
ebcdic Interpret the input as being in the CLC-INTERCAL dialect of
EBCDIC, or output in that syntax.
latin1 Interpret the input as being Latin-1 Princeton syntax INTERCAL,
as is used by default by CLC-INTERCAL and also readable by C-
INTERCAL with the -X switch, or output in that syntax.
zero Pad the irrelevant bits in ASCII-7 and Baudot output with zeros.
Set the values of the irrelevant bits in ASCII-7 and Baudot
output to try to cause the output to stay within character range
32-126. This option is the default. (Note that paddingrule is
irrelevant for 8-bit character sets like Latin-1 and EBCDIC).
random Pad the irrelevant bits in ASCII-7 and Baudot output with random
data, except that outputing an all-bits-zero octet is avoided.
Not all conversions are possible, due to the character sets having
different characters available. In most cases, an unconvertible or
invalid character will be converted to a 0 (padded appropriately); the
exception is that if a tab cannot be converted, it will instead be
converted to a single space (so that INTERCAL programs still run if
converted to Baudot). Using atari as an input or output character set
will literally convert characters which differ between Atari and
Princeton syntax without checking to see whether they are being used as
operators or not.
convickt and this manual page were written by Alex Smith.