The source code is available in an SVN repository at http://www.dsource.org/projects/languagemachine. You can browse the code there. To build from this code you will need a subversion client. For the linux commandline client svn, you make a directory to contain your working copy, and then checkout the main trunk of the development tree as follows:
[user@machine] cd the_directory_that_will_contain_the_trunk [user@machine] svn co http://svn.dsource.org/projects/languagemachine/trunk
The trunk/Makefile is used for building rpm packages. If that's what you want to do, first examine the Makefile, there may be local configuration details that will need fixing for your case. For example, where does your rpm install expect to find files for builds that you do? This is defined by ~/.rpmmacros. Here's an example:
Otherwise, change to the directory trunk/languagemachine, and then follow the instructions below for installing from a source download.
The files listed here and in the downloads section of the sourceforge development site contain free software as defined by the Gnu GPL and Gnu LGPL. They are offered with absolutely no warranty.
language machine sources look for latest tar.gz language machine rpm look for latest .rpm language machine source rpm look for latest .src.rpm
The language machine rpm is configured as requiring gdc and tcc. But you can try it out without these if you avoid doing things that need those compilers. See the faq.
gdc D compiler rpm gdc C compiler rpm (required for gdc) gdc C++ compiler rpm (optional for gdc)
tcc - tiny C compiler rpm tcc - tiny C compiler source rpm
All these spec files were used to build for Mandriva 10.x - but they should work with only small modifications on any rpm-based distribution.
- languagemachine-0.1.4.spec - sample spec file for language machine rpms - Mandriva flavouring
- Anders F Björklund's spec for building rpm packages - plain vanilla
- gdc-0.14.spec local version of the above - Mandriva flavouring
- gdc-0.17-gcc-4.0.2.spec sample spec file for building gdc-0.17 on gcc-4.0.2
- tcc.spec - sample spec file for building the tcc rpms
For rpm binary installs you need to have root privilege. No other binary packaging recipes are available at present - contributions are welcome.
Note: as of 6 December 2005 the author has built and tested languagemachine-0.2.1 mainly in the following environments:
gdc-0.15 based on gcc-3.4.3 - i586 linux-184.108.40.206 mandrake-10.1 (extensively updated) gdc-0.17 based on gcc-4.0.2 - i586 linux-220.127.116.11 mandrake-10.1 (extensively updated)
Feedback about other build environments would be helpful.
The language machine and tcc sources unpack and build in the standard way: change directory to a working directory for source builds and then
tar xvzf [the tar.gz file] cd [the directory created as a result] ./configure [--prefix=/path/to/your/install/directory/if/not/usr/local] make su make install
By default, the language machine builds for installation with /usr/local as prefix. If you want to install somewhere else, or if you don't have root privileges, or if you want to build a local test version without disturbing an existing installation, you can use ./configure --prefix=path-to-install-directory. As mentioned below, you will need to make sure that the paths in src/config/config/config.mak are appropriate for your installation.
Play with it - in the source distribution, the src directory contains:
- config - contains config.mak, which is included by other Makefiles
- d2d - the D-to-D translator sources and Makefile
- examples - various example sources and Makefile
- lm - language machine sources
- lmn - sources of the lmn2x compilers as shipped
- lmnBootstrap sources, initial bootstrap ruleset and Makefile for the lmn compilers
- samples - sources and Makefile
- testing - test cases used in development
- web - the web pages as .lmn and .wiki sources with Makefile
- wiki - the wiki-to-html rules as sources and Makefile
- make - the wiki-to-makefile rules as sources and Makefile
In the binary distributions these are placed in /usr/share/languagemachine (except for the language machine source directory lm).
You may need to edit config.mak to make sure that the paths there are valid for your installation. Then the easiest way to get started is to copy the config directory and some or all of the others to your private space so that you can experiment with the sample rulesets. You need to note that the Makefile in each directory expects to find config.mak as ../config/config.mak.