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       builder	-  ferite  programming lanugage	command	line tool for module c
       code generation.

       builder [options] name_of_script

       This application	allows you to parse a number of	.fec files and	gener-
       ate  the	necessary c files for the ferite module. It will also generate
       a for use with an autotools project.

       To get a	list of	options, use 'builder --help'.

       The builder options are listed below.  In keeping with the  freedom-of-
       choice  philosophy,  options may	be eliminated or default values	chosen
       at compile-time,	so options and defaults	listed may not accurately  re-
       flect the version installed on your system.

	      Show the current for the program

	      Show the current version or the program

	      Show the current copyright for the program

	      This will	cause the builder executable to	be verbose, this means
	      that it will explain where abouts	in the grand scheme of	things
	      it is, eg. loading a file, compiling it, deleting	it.

	      This  will cause the program to dump the list of arguments it is
	      passing to the initialisation of the ferite engine.

       -e script, --execute script
	      This will	cause builder to, instead of loading a	disk  file  to
	      compile and run, use the string script.

       -m name,	--module-name name
	      This will	cause builder to use name.
	       as the name of the module

       -a file,	--add-file file
	      This will	cause builder to add file.
	       as  an  extra file to be	added to the build process of the mod-

       -A file,	--add-dist-file	file
	      This will	cause builder to add file.
	       as an extra file	to be installed	but  not  part	of  the	 build

       -i name,	--init-name name
	      This will	cause builder to change	the name of the	default	module
	      init function to name.

	      Tell builder not to generate a module deinit function

	      Tell builder not to generate a file.

	      Tell builder to build a even if  a  al-
	      ready exists.

	      Tell builder not to generate a config.m4 file.

       -b path,	--builder-path path
	      This will	cause builder to use path.
	       as for the builder location in the

       -p path,	--source-prefix	path
	      This will	cause builder to use path.
	       as for the src prefix in	the

	      Tell  builder  not  to  generate	code that does not require the
	      source files to be run. By default ferite	uses the source	 files
	      and the loaded module together.

       -fp path, --file-prefix path
	      This will	cause builder to use path.
	       as the place to put the generated files.

       The  following options are specific to the engine and can be used where
       ever the	engine is used.

	      This will	turn on	internal debugging of the  engine.  This  will
	      (if  the	engine	has been compiled with --enable-debug) cause a
	      huge amount of data to be	outputed onto stdout.  The information
	      contained	 within	it is invaluable - tracking of function	execu-
	      tion flow, all sorts of messages allowing	for the	very quick lo-
	      cation of	bugs.

	      ferite  by  default  uses's  it's	own memory suballocator	called
	      jedi but there are times when it is useful to either access  the
	      system's malloc directly,	or to track when memory	is being used.
	      If ferite	is compiled with debugging, the	classic	memory manager
	      will track memory	allocations and	dump a table at	the end	of the
	      program's	execution to show all allocated	memory.	 This is vital
	      for  tracking  memory  leaks.   WARNING:	This  mode  will cause
	      ferite's speed to	drop immensily - it's only useful  for	debug-
	      ging the engine.

	      ferite keeps internal counters of	memory useage, use this	to see
	      at the end of a programs execution how much memory is still  al-
	      located, or has been allocated.

	      Tell ferite to use it's own memory manager with the pcre regular
	      expression library

       Of course! What software	project	would be without bugs? Please  Please,
       email bug reports to - thanks.

       ferite is designed and implemented by Chris Ross	<>

       ferite Home Page	--
       Author's	Home Page --

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