bgldepend man page

bgldepend — create Bigloo dependencies in makefiles


bgldepend [ options ] sourcefile ...


bgldepend program reads each sourcefile in sequence and  parses it to find the module include and import module directives. bgldepend computes the transitive closure of the import relationship. That is, it is sufficient to provide bgldepend with a single Bigloo file that  imports all the project file (e.g. the "main" file.)

Every  file  that a sourcefile includes, directly or indirectly,  is what bgldepend calls a dependency. These dependencies are then written to a makefile in such a way that make(1) will know  which object files must be recompiled when a dependency has changed.

By default, bgldepend writes its output on the standard output device. If bgldepend is provided with a -o makefile option,  it will update the makefile file. That is, it will search the makefile  for the line:

# bgldepend start (don't edit)


# bgldepend stop

  Dependencies will be written in between these two lines.



Is an file implementing a module. Afile reads that file to discover the name of the implemented module.

-search-path <path>

Add path to the directory list read for searching Bigloo source files.

-exclude-path <path>

Exclude path from the directory list read for searching Bigloo  source files.

-suffix <suf>

Adds suf to the bmake source file suffixes list. Default  suffixes are "scm", "sch" and "bgl".


Verbose mode

-o <makefile>

The name of the makefile file to be updated


Normally,  bgldepend will be used in a makefile target so that typing “make bgldepend” will bring the dependencies up to date for the makefile.  For example,


  SRCS = $(MAIN) bar.scm gee.scm


      bgldepend -o Makefile $(MAIN)

See Also

bigloo(1), bglafile(1), bglmake(1), bglpp(1), bglprof(1), bgltags(1), make(1)



Referenced By

bglafile(1), bgljfile(1), bglmake(1), bgltags(1), bigloo(1).

Aug 15 1998