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System interface glue
Emulation of alloca(3) if it doesn't exist.
Implementation of BSD style crypt(3) if it doesn't exist.
Support for setting fd modes (blocking, nonblocking, close-on-exec).
NT emulation of POSIX-style I/O on fd's.
CPU specific code for implementing atomic locks. Used only when
running without the interpreter lock.
Support stuff for dealing with floats on different systems.
Support stuff for dealing with ip addresses on different systems.
Support for getrusage(2) and look-alikes on different systems, and
support for querying virtual cpu time.
Glue for various stuff that doesn't work quite the same on
Low-level macros mainly used by the block allocator.
Macro package for defining an allocator that lumps together fixed
size structs into larger blocks. Also contains a simple hash table
implementation for lookup of the structs.
Tool for handling lists of functions to call at specific times.
Callbacks may be added and removed at runtime.
Support for detecting and breaking cyclic call chains.
Functions for dmalloc (DEBUG_MALLOC). The code is in
Tool for building strings in streaming fashion.
A generic sort implementation using fsort_template.h.
Macro package for defining a sort function for an arbitrary data
type using an arbitrary compare test.
Included initially in just about every file. Contains macros for
the chosen Pike integer and float types, and various other basic
Memory allocation functions. This overrides the libc implementation
of malloc, etc, when --enable-dlmalloc is active (default on WIN32).
Miscellaneous support macros.
The wrappers for malloc(3) etc and the dmalloc implementation.
Also contain some utility functions for handling of generic memory
blocks, e.g. hashing and some wide string tools.
A memory search implementation that handles wide strings. It's
used by search() and others.
Contains the needle specific parts of the memory searcher.
Included by pike_search.c once for each string width of the
Contains the haystack specific parts of the memory searcher.
Included by pike_search_engine.c once for each string width of the
FIFO and LIFO queues for functions to call. The difference from
callback.* is that the queue is emptied when the callbacks have
been called, and that it's designed for large amounts of
callbacks. Used primarily by the gc.
Red/black tree implementation. Used to implement the multisets.
Fast, secure hash function used to prevent hash table DoS
sh-script used to convert interpret_functions.h into
Some tools to handle timeval structs.
Wrap together the preprocessor from preprocessor.h.
Macros for the fields in the program_state struct. Used to unify
code that does operations uniformly across all of them.
Convert node trees to opcode sequences. Also call assemble in
peep.c to convert it to byte/machine code.
The yacc/bison language productions. These primarily build node
trees (i.e. abstract syntax trees) from the language constructs.
Node tree handling. Wrap together the tree optimizer. Also contains
an evaluator for constant expressions and dooptcode which wraps
together the conversion of a node tree for a function body to
optimized byte code.
Wrap together the lexer.
The actual lexer. Included by lex.c for different string widths.
List of stack machine opcodes.
Opcode lookup tables and primitives for them. The opcode enums
also double as token ids in many cases.
Wrap together the peephole optimizer, handle the conversion of
labels from opcodes to offsets, and the conversion from opcode
sequences to machine code. Also have some primitives for opcodes
and insertion into the opcode list.
The core of the peephole optimizer. peep_engine.c is generated
from transformation rules for opcode sequences in peep.in.
peep_engine.c is included by peep.c.
Definition of the compilator context.
Implement the data type for programs (aka classes). The compiler
is wrapped together here. Also contain the lfun support, the C
level parts of the resolver, and the trampoline program.
Macros for the different areas in the program struct. Used to
unify code that does operations uniformly across all of them.
The node tree optimizer. treeopt.h is generated from tree
transformation rules in treeopt.in. treeopt.h is included by
The deeper parts of the apply function. Included by interpret.c to
make different apply variants.
Contains the different byte code formats, e.g. machine code for
The core interpreter, i.e. apply and eval functions and runtime
scope handling. Also has tools to handle the pike stack, e.g.
pushing and popping of various data types.
Implements all the opcodes. Included by interpret.c and
Macros for the opcode prototypes. Extracted from
Wraps up the opcodes in interpret_functions.h into an eval
functions with a loop and a gigantic switch. This is only used
when machine code isn't enabled. The opcodes become separate
functions otherwise. Included by interpret.c.
Objective-C interface to the Pike interpreter.
Import the chosen byte code format from the code subdirectory.
Built-in data types
Implement arrays. Also contain the compare functions for some
orders used in the core.
The magic to hook in Gmp integers as bignums and to convert
between 64 bit ints and bignums on systems where the int type is
The interface class for iterators, the built-in iterators, and the
bulk of the foreach opcode.
Implement objects. Contain the code that initializes and destruct
objects, the implementations of the "magically inherited" lfuns,
and the code that compiles and instantiates the master.
Implement pike strings.
Implement the loading of dynamic modules (the load_module
Support for looking up API functions dynamically on NT.
Maintain the entry and exit hooks for the statically compiled
Include file for most of what a Pike module needs.
Tools for importing and exporting symbols between modules. Also
contain helpers for checking arguments on the pike stack.
Standard modules that don't need the recently built pike in order
to be built.
Standard modules that are built after the pike binary. These need
the recently built pike in order to be built.
module.c replacement when building the temporary tpike binary
(only used when only static modules are supported).
Core runtime support
Implement Pike.Backend, i.e. callback driven I/O and call outs.
Implement various core functions (mostly efuns).
builtin_functions.c primarily contains the functions that predate
the precompile system.
Case tables for lower_case and upper_case in builtin_functions.c.
Generated from UnicodeData.txt.
Template for combine_path in builtin_functions.c.
The global constants mapping, along with the support for efuns.
DTrace probe definitions.
Implement encode_value and decode_value. Contain low-level
compile/resolve stuff to decode dumped programs.
Exception handling and debug style fatal exit.
Built-in exception objects. Included by error.c.
The garbage collector. Also contain tools for locating references
to a memory object and to identify and print out the common types
of memory objects in debug style.
The entry point. Contains parsing of low-level command arguments
(i.e. those not handled in the master), initialization and
Implement the runtime behavior for the operators.
The entry points suitable for use when embedding Pike in
Macros for choosing C compiler integer types for INT64, INT32,
INT16 and INT8.
Support for threads on different systems. Also has the header
stuff for swapping pike threads and releasing/taking the
interpreter lock. The code is in threads.c.
Handling of types in pike.
Signal and process support.
Implement the sprintf function.
Implement the sscanf special function.
Stack-based memory handling for sprintf.
Dynamically build strings.
Handling of normal and short svalues, e.g. functions to free,
assign, compare and print svalues. Also contain the parts of the
gc that follow references.
Thread support. Provides a generic thread farm too.
Unicode whitespace characters used in builtin.cmod.
Generated from UnicodeData.txt.
The configure template. Used by run_autoconfig to generate
Configuration script and template file. Generated by run_autoconfig.
Codec made especially for dumping the Pike master.
A list of the files and directories that should be included in a
source dist. Used by bin/export.pike.
sh-script substitute for install(1) where it is not available.
GIF image used in the Pike GTK installer.
The Makefile template. Used by configure to generate a Makefile.
Make a banner image for the WIN32 installer.
Template for propagating make variables in the subdirectories.
User interface description for the Pike WIN32 installer.
Template to create precompile.sh, a utility script that finds the
most apropriate Pike binary and execute the script given in its
argument with that binary.
A script that works like the generated precompile.sh, but
preconfigured to work with installed Pikes. Used by pike -x module.
Script to recursively run autoconf and autoheader with the correct
arguments to generate the configure scripts.
A wrapper for the C compiler and linker to achieve reasonably
compiler-independent argument handling.
Time stamp file indicating when configure and machine.h.in were
Strap for the old self-extracting Pike installer on WIN32.
FIXME: Document these.
Call out test. Used by testsuite.in.
GC destruct order test. Used by testsuite.in.
Test resolution of all modules. Used by testsuite.in.
Testsuite for the core.
Workaroound for issues in Coverity Prevent static code analysis.
Statically allocated program id numbers.
Template for the specs file, describing the build environment of
the Pike. Used by pike -x module to build new binary modules with
the same build options.
The standard unicode database. Data from this is extracted to
build tables for various functions, e.g. the Unicode module and
Compat layer for ancient buffer implemented on top of buffer.[ch].