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Compiles one or more program files (.prg) containing procedures and user-
defined functions to form an object file (.OBJ).
CLIPPER [<sourceFile> | @<scriptFile> [<option list>]]
<sourceFile> is the name of the program file to compile to an object
file. If no extension is specified, (.prg) is assumed. The filename
can optionally include a drive designator and a path reference.
<scriptFile> is the name of an ASCII text file containing a list of
source files to compile into a single object file. The default
extension for this file is (.clp).
<option list> is a list of one or more options to control the course
of the compilation, all of which are described below. To get a list of
options, specify the compiler command line with no arguments.
All options are shown in uppercase preceded by a slash (/). Note,
however, that options are not case-sensitive and that you can replace
the slash with a dash (-) if you prefer.
Some compiler options have arguments. If an option has arguments,
specify them after the option, with no space between the option and
its first argument.
Declares any variable included in a PRIVATE, PUBLIC, or PARAMETERS
statement as MEMVAR.
Includes debugging information in the object file.
Defines an identifier to the preprocessor with <text> assigned to the
<identifier> if specified.
Specifies the severity level of warnings.
If <severityLevel> is 0 or omitted, the compiler does not set the DOS
ERRORLEVEL upon exit if warnings are encountered. This is the default
behavior of the compiler.
If <severityLevel> is 1, the compiler sets the DOS ERRORLEVEL upon exit
if warnings are encountered but still generates an .OBJ file.
If <severityLevel> is 2, the compiler sets the DOS ERRORLEVEL upon exit
if warnings are encountered and does not generate an .OBJ file. This
effectively promotes warnings to error status.
Adds the specified directory to the front of the INCLUDE path list.
Multiple /I options can be specified in the same compiler session to
specify several header file search directories.
Excludes the program source code line numbers from the object file.
Compiles only the current program file (.prg) suppressing automatic
search for program files (.prg) referenced in a program file with the
DO, SET FORMAT, and SET PROCEDURE commands.
Suppresses the automatic definition of a procedure with the same name as
the program file (.prg).
Defines the name and/or location of the output object file.
Preprocesses the program file (.prg) and copying the result to an output
file with a (.ppo) extension.
Prevents line numbers from displaying while compiling.
Embeds a library search request in the object file. If /R is specified
without <libFile> name, the default requests for CLIPPER.LIB,
EXTEND.LIB, DBFNTX.LIB, and TERMINAL.LIB are suppressed. Multiple /R
options can be specified in the same compiler session to embed more
than one library request.
Checks the syntax of the current (.prg) file and no object file is
Specifies a different directory for temporary files generated during
Identifies an alternate standard header file to preprocess in place of
the supplied STD.CH which is used automatically.
Forces the compiler to assume all references to undeclared or unaliased
variable names are public or private variables.
Generates warning messages for undeclared or unaliased (ambiguous)
Suppresses shortcutting optimizations on the logical operators .AND. and
.OR. This option is provided as an aid to isolating code that depends
on the behavior of older versions of CA-Clipper.
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