kc - generate C code from Kimwitu input
kc [ file.k ... ]
kc reads the abstract syntax definition, function definitions, rewrite
rules and unparse rules from the files given on the command line, or
from the standard input if no file arguments were given, and generates
for each file.k input file a pair of file.c and a file.h files that
contain the translation of the functions defined in the corresponding
file.k, in addition to the files that are always generated:
csgiok.[ch], rk.[ch] and unpk.[ch] files, that contain respectively the
CSGIO-, the rewrite- and the unparse-functions, and the k.c and k.h
files that contain the grammar tables and the remaining ‘default’
functions. If no command line file arguments are given, the
translation of the user-defined functions will be generated in
kc does not unnecessarily overwrite a file: if a file would be
overwritten with its own (identical) contents, it will not be touched.
This makes it easy to write an efficient Makefile.
--version print the version number of kc and exit (this option is not
available in kc versions older than V3_9P3)
k.[ch] the grammar and default functions
rk.[ch] the rewrite view declarations and rewrite functions
csgiok.[ch] the CSGIO functions
unpk.[ch] the unparse view declarations and unparsing functions
file.[ch] translation of user-provided Kimwitu functions.
stdin.[ch] translation of user-provided Kimwitu functions if no
command line file arguments were given.
If an error is encountered in the Kimwitu input, an apropriate error
message will be written on standard error, code generation will be
suppressed and a non-zero exit value will be returned. The error
messages should be self-explanatory.
Axel Belinfante, University of Twente, the Netherlands.
By Email: <email@example.com>
This manual page documents kc V3_* and newer.
May 13, 1996