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* README: More build instructions.

* HACKING: Update.
parent 21644874
2003-10-31 Alexandre Duret-Lutz <>
* README: More build instructions.
* HACKING: Update.
* doc/ ($(srcdir)/spotref.pdf): Make sure to work in
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Here are the tools you need to bootstrap the CVS tree, or more
generally if you plan to regenerate some of the generated files.
GNU Autoconf 2.57
GNU Automake 1.7.3
GNU Automake 1.7.8
GNU Flex (the version probably doesn't matter much, we used 2.5.4)
The CVS version of GNU Bison (called 1.875b at the time of writing)
SWIG 1.3.19
Doxygen 1.3.4
Bootstrap the CVS tree by running
autoreconf -vfi
and then go on with the usual
and then go on with the usual
Coding conventions:
Here are the conventions we follow in Spot, so that the code looks
homogeneous. Please follow these strictly. Since this is free
software, uniformity of the code matters a lot. Most of these
conventions are derived from the GNU Coding Standards
( with the notable exception
that we do not put a space before the opening parenthesis in function
calls (this is hardly readable when chaining method calls).
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end with a dot. Dots that end sentences should be followed by two
spaces (i.e., American typing convention), like in this paragraph.
* Prefer C++-style comments (// foo) to C-style comments (/* foo */).
Use /// for Doxygen comments.
* Braces on their own line.
* Braces are always on their own line.
* Text within braces is two-space indented.
* Anything after a control statement is two-space indented. This
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* Braces from function/structure/enum/classe/namespace definitions
* Braces from function/structure/enum/class/namespace definitions
are not indented.
class foo
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* The above corresponds to the `gnu' indentation style under Emacs.
* Put return types or linkage specifiers on their own line in
function/method _definitions_ :
* Put return types and linkage specifiers on their own line in
function/method _definitions_:
static int
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This makes it easier to grep functions in the code.
Function/method declarations can be put on one line.
Function/method declaration are usually written on one line:
int get_bar(int i);
* Space before parentheses in control statements
* Put a space before the opening parenthesis in control statements
if (test)
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* No space after opening or before closing parentheses, however
put a space after commas (as in english).
func(arg1, arg2, arg3);
* No useless parentheses in return statements.
return 2; (not `return (2);')
* Spaces around infix binary or ternary operators:
2 + 2;
a = b;
a <<= (3 + 5) * 3 + f(67 + (really ? 45 : 0));
* No space after prefix unary operators, or befor postfix unary operators:
if (!test && y++ != 0)
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* If a line takes more than 80 columns, split it or rethink it.
* No line should be larger than 80 columns.
If a line takes more than 80 columns, split it or rethink it.
* Labels or case statements are left-indented by two spaces,
* Labels or case statements are back-indented by two spaces,
without space before the `:'.
if (something)
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int compute_this_and_that();
class this_is_a_class;
typedef int int_array[];
That is the style used in STL.
* private members end with an underscore.
* Private members end with an underscore.
class my_class
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* Enum mumblers also use capitalized name, with joined words.
* Enum members also use capitalized name, with joined words.
* C Macros are all uppercase.
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* The include guard for src/somedir/foo.hh is
Spot requires a complete installation of Python (version 2.0 or
later). Especially, Python's headers files should be installed.
Spot also uses modified versions of BuDDy (a binary decision diagram),
and LBTT (an LTL to Büchi test bench). You do not need to install
these yourself, they are included in this package (directories buddy/
and lbtt/), and will built and installed alongside of Spot.
Building and installing
Spot follows the traditional `./configure && make && make check &&
make install' process. People unfamiliar with the GNU Build System
should read the file INSTALL for generic instructions.
In additions to its usual options, ./configure will accept some
flags specific to Spot:
Turns on GreatSPN support. DIR should designate the root of
GreatSPN source tree. (./configure will then run
DIR/SOURCES/contrib/ to find the GreatSPN build tree.)
GreatSPN had to be modified in order to be used as a library
(thanks Soheib Baarir and Yann Thierry-Mieg for this work), and
presently these modifications are only available on the GreatSPN
CVS repository hosted by the Università di Torino.
Once you have installed Spot the first time. Modified versions of
LBTT and BuDDy will be installed. The next time you reconfigure
Spot, configure will detect that these versions are already
installed, and will attempt to use these installed versions
directly (this is in case you had to modify one of these yourself
for another purpose). These two options will *force* the use,
build, and installation of the included versions of these package,
even when compatible versions are already installed.
Enable debugging symbols, turn off aggressive optimizations, and
turn on assertions. This options is effective by default in
development versions (version numbers ending with a letter).
Layout of the source tree
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tgbaparse/ Parser for explicit TGBAs.
tgbatest/ Tests for tgba/, tgbaalgos/, and tgbaparse/.
doc/ Documentation for libspot.
spot.html/ HTML manual.
spot.html/ HTML reference manual.
spot.latex/ Sources for the PDF manual. (No distributed, can be rebuilt.)
spotref.pdf PDF manual.
spotref.pdf PDF reference manual.
wrap/ Wrappers for other languages.
python/ Python bindings for Spot and BuDDy
tests/ Tests for these bindings
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