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       icont - translate Icon program


       icont [ option ... ] file ... [ -x arg ... ]


       Icont  translates  and  links programs written in the Icon language.  Translation produces
       ucode files, suffixed .u1 and .u2, which are linked to  produce  executable  files.   Icon
       executables  are  shell scripts containing binary data; this data is interpreted by iconx,
       which must be present at execution time.

       File names ending in .icn are Icon source files; the  .icn  suffix  may  be  omitted  from
       command arguments.  An argument of - reads from standard input.  A name ending in .u, .u1,
       or .u2 selects both files of a ucode pair.  The specified files are combined to produce  a
       single program, which is named by removing the suffix from the first input file.

       An  argument of -x may appear after the file arguments to execute the linked program.  Any
       subsequent arguments are passed to the program.

       Ucode files produced by translation are normally deleted after linking.  If the -c  option
       is  given,  processing  stops  after  translation  and the ucode files are left behind.  A
       directory of such files functions as a linkable library.


       The following options are recognized by icont:

       -c  Stop after producing ucode files.

       -f s
           Enable full string invocation by preserving unreferenced procedures during linking.

       -o file
           Write the executable program to the specified file.

       -s  Suppress informative messages during translation and linking.

       -t  Activate runtime tracing by arranging for &trace to have an initial value of  -1  upon

       -u  Diagnose undeclared identifiers.

       -v i
           Set verbosity level of informative messages to i.

       -E  Direct the results of preprocessing to standard output and inhibit further processing.

       -N  Don't embed iconx path in executable file.

       -V  Announce version and configuration information on standard error.


       Two environment variables control file search paths during translation and linking.  These
       variables contain blank- or colon-separated lists of directories to be searched after  the
       current directory and before the standard library.

           Directories  to  search  for  for  ucode files specified in link directives and on the
           command line.

           Directories to search for source files specified in preprocessor $include directives.


       Several environment variables control  the  execution  of  an  Icon  program.   Values  in
       parentheses are the default values.

       BLKSIZE (500000)
           The initial size, in bytes, of the allocated block region.

       COEXPSIZE (2000)
           The size, in words, of each co-expression stack.

           If set, a core dump is produced for error termination.

           The  location  of  iconx,  the  icon  interpreter, overriding the value built into the
           executable by icont.  Not required if the configuration is unchanged since build  time
           or if iconx is in the same directory as the executable.

       MSTKSIZE (10000)
           The size, in words, of the main interpreter stack for icont.

           By default, &errout is buffered.  If this variable is set, &errout is not buffered.

       QLSIZE (5000)
           The  size,  in  bytes,  of  the  region  used  for  pointers to strings during garbage

       STRSIZE (500000)
           The initial size, in bytes, of the string space.

           The initial value of  &trace.   If  this  variable  has  a  value,  it  overrides  the
           translation-time -t option.


       icon(1), a simpler command interface for embedding Icon programs in scripts.

       The Icon Programming Language.  Griswold and Griswold, Peer-to-Peer, third edition, 1996.

       Graphics Programming in Icon.  Griswold, Jeffery, and Townsend, Peer-to-Peer, 1998.

       Version 9.4.3 of Icon.


       Icon  executables  are  not  self-sufficient,  but  require  the  iconx interpreter.  When
       distributing an Icon program in executable form, include a  copy  of  iconx  in  the  same