The TestApe instrumenter commandline options

The syntax and options that can be used when invoking the instrumenter is shown below.
	testape [-o][-nvc][-nl][-mgw] ld [linker arguments] testape.a
	testape [-o][-nvc][-nl][-mgw] gcc [compiler parameters] testape.a
	testape [-o][-nvc][-nl] LINK [linker arguments] testape.lib
	testape [-o][-nvc][-nl] CL [compiler parameters] testape.lib

The instrumentation is done in three passes; pass 1 will execute compiler/linker and analyze the amount of unresolved externals, pass 2 will generate and compile instrumentation code, and pass 3 will link it all together.

It is possible to ask the instrumenter to skip pass 3, so that the linking can be done manually. This is done by using the option -nl. This will make the instrumenter stop after pass2 and generate the file testape.o that contains the instrumentation code.

The option -o is used to troubleshoot problems. When present, the command lines for each pass is shown, and the intermediate files are kept.

The option -mgw is used with gcc to activate MinGw support on windows. TestApe cannot reliably detect the precense of MinGW gcc compiler, but with this option the instrumenter can be forced to mingw gcc mode.

Upon exit, the instrumenter will alert, if a never version of the packages exists. The option -nvc is used to disable this check.

The compiler parameters or linker arguments can be one or more parameters normally reconized by gcc/ld/LINK or CL.



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