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-- --
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-- B A C K _ E N D --
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-- S p e c --
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-- Copyright (C) 1992-2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc. --
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-- GNAT is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under --
-- terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Soft- --
-- ware Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later ver- --
-- sion. GNAT is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITH- --
-- OUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY --
-- or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License --
-- for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General --
-- Public License distributed with GNAT; see file COPYING. If not, write --
-- to the Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, --
-- MA 02111-1307, USA. --
-- --
-- GNAT was originally developed by the GNAT team at New York University. --
-- Extensive contributions were provided by Ada Core Technologies Inc. --
-- --
-- Call the back end with all the information needed. Also contains other
-- back-end specific interfaces required by the front end.
package Back_End is
type Back_End_Mode_Type is (
-- Full back end operation with object file generation
-- Partial back end operation with no object file generation. In this
-- mode the only useful action performed by gigi is to process all
-- declarations issuing any error messages (in partcicular those to
-- do with rep clauses), and to back annotate representation info.
-- Back end call is skipped (syntax only, or errors found)
pragma Convention (C, Back_End_Mode_Type);
for Back_End_Mode_Type use (0, 1, 2);
procedure Call_Back_End (Mode : Back_End_Mode_Type);
-- Call back end, i.e. make call to driver traversing the tree and
-- outputting code. This call is made with all tables locked.
-- The back end is responsible for unlocking any tables it may need
-- to change, and locking them again before returning.
procedure Scan_Compiler_Arguments;
-- Acquires command-line parameters passed to the compiler and processes
-- them. Calls Scan_Front_End_Switches for any front-end switches
-- encountered.
-- The processing of arguments is private to the back end, since
-- the way of acquiring the arguments as well as the set of allowable
-- back end switches is different depending on the particular back end
-- being used.
-- Any processed switches that influence the result of a compilation
-- must be added to the Compilation_Arguments table.
end Back_End;