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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) 1992-2022, 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 3, 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 COPYING3. If not, go to --
-- for a complete copy of the license. --
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-- 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
-- Note: there are multiple bodies/variants of this package, so do not
-- modify this spec without coordination.
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 particular 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 found.
-- 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.
-- This routine is expected to set the following to True if necessary (the
-- default for all of these in Opt is False).
-- Opt.Disable_FE_Inline
-- Opt.Suppress_Control_Float_Optimizations
-- Opt.Generate_SCO
-- Opt.Generate_SCO_Instance_Table
-- Opt.JSON_Output
-- Opt.Stack_Checking_Enabled
-- Opt.No_Stdinc
-- Opt.No_Stdlib
procedure Gen_Or_Update_Object_File;
-- Is used to generate the object file (if generated directly by gnat1), or
-- update it if it has already been generated by the call to Call_Back_End,
-- so that its timestamp is updated by the call.
-- This is a no-op with the gcc back-end (the object file is generated by
-- the assembler afterwards), but is needed for back-ends that directly
-- generate the final object file so that the object file's timestamp is
-- correct when compared with the corresponding ali file by gnatmake.
end Back_End;