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Compiling SCI Code
Author: Jeff Stephenson


Compiling SCI Code

The SCI compiler is invoked with the command:

sc filel [file2] [file3] [options]

Any number of file specifications may be entered on the command line, and a file specification may include wild-card names.


-a   Abort compile if the file is already locked.
-d   Include debugging information so that the debugger can display source code.
-D<str>   characters are not permitted).
-g<num>   Define maximum number of global or local variables. The default is 750.
-l   of SCI. When compiling, the list file is named
-n   Turns off "auto-naming" of objects. As described in the appendix on object-oriented programming, each object has a name property which is used to represent the object textually. Unless the property is explicitly set, the compiler will generate the value for this property automatically, using the object's symbol string for the name. The object names, however, take up space. While they are useful (almost vital) for debugging, if you're running out of memory in a room, it might help to compile with the -n option to leave the names out.
-O   Use offset.txt to generate 994.voc.
-oout-dir   Set the directory for the output files to out-dir.
-s   Display a message when a forward referenced selector is used.
-v   Do not lock the class database.
-w   Output words high-byte first (for the Macintosh).
-z   Turn off optimization. Not a particularly useful option except for those of us who must maintain the compiler.

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