- Primary source file: "
- Process "
pikchr.y" using Lemon (sources provided in tree) to create "
- Compile "
pikchr.c" into an object file, or add the "
-DPIKCHR_SHELL" command-line option to generate a stand-alone executable.
- A pre-processed "
pikchr.c" source file is stored in the source tree for the convenience of integrators who do not want to figure out how to build and run Lemon.
filewid *= 1.2 Src: file "pikchr.y"; move LemonSrc: file "lemon.c"; move Lempar: file "lempar.c"; move arrow down from LemonSrc.s CC1: oval "C-Compiler" ht 50% arrow " generates" ljust above Lemon: oval "lemon" ht 50% arrow from Src chop down until even with CC1 \ then to Lemon.nw rad 10px "Pikchr source " rjust "code input " rjust \ at 2nd vertex of previous arrow from Lempar chop down until even with CC1 \ then to Lemon.ne rad 10px " parser template" ljust " resource file" ljust \ at 2nd vertex of previous PikSrc: file "pikchr.c" with .n at lineht below Lemon.s arrow from Lemon to PikSrc chop arrow down from PikSrc.s CC2: oval "C-Compiler" ht 50% arrow Out: file "pikchr.o" "or" "pikchr.exe" wid 110% spline <- from 1mm west of Src.w go 60% heading 250 \ then go 40% heading 45 then go 60% heading 250 \ thin color gray box invis "Canonical" ljust small "Source code" ljust small fit \ with .e at end of last spline width 90% spline <- from 1mm west of PikSrc.w go 60% heading 250 \ then go 40% heading 45 then go 60% heading 250 \ thin color gray box invis "Preprocessed" ljust small \ "C-code" ljust small "also in-tree" ljust small fit \ with .e at end of last spline width 90%
The source code for Pikchr is in the file named "
the ".y" suffix implies, this file is a grammar specification intended
as input to the yacc-like LALR(1) parser generator program
"Lemon". Even though "pikchr.y" is technically a Lemon
grammar file, it consists of mostly C-code and only 6% grammar.
Running the command:
pikchr.c" as an output file. (Lemon generates a couple
of other output files that can be ignored for this project.) The
"pikchr.c" file is pure C code ready to be compiled into the final
application. It can be compiled by itself with the
"-DPIKCHR_SHELL" command-line option to generate a standalone program
that reads Pikchr scripts and emits HTML with embedded SVG. Or
it can be integrated into a larger application which invokes the
pikchr()" C-API to do conversions from Pikchr to SVG.
As the Lemon tool is not widely deployed, the source code for
Lemon is included in the Pikchr source tree for convenience.
Compile the "
lemon.c" source program into an executable using
any ordinary C-compiler.
When the lemon executable runs, it looks for the "
in the working directory. The "
lempar.c" template is also included
in the Pikchr source repository for convenience.
Preprocessed Sources Available For Download.
As a convenience to integrators, the pre-processed "
file is normally checked into the Pikchr source tree. Hence, to build
Pikchr into another system, just grab a copy of that one file and add
it to the project.