Selecting the Translation Tools

Use

Module files can be written in different programming languages. There are special VMAKE tools for translating the PASCAL, C/C++ and Assembler languages; there is also a tool for translating a group of description languages (IDL, Resource, Yak, Lex and so on).

Available tools

Assembler

PASCAL

C / C++

Description Language Group

1. Phase 2

Unpack imported interface

mfainc

mfpinc

mfcinc

mfcinc

Unpack exported interface

mfaexp

mfpexp

mfcexp

mfcexp

Unpack module

mfa

mfp

mfc

mfrc

2. Phase 2

Translate

compa

comppc

compc

comprc

VMAKE assigns module files to a specific tool on the basis of the file extension. If the file does not have an extension, it is assigned on the basis of the last character in the file name.

Assembler

PASCAL

C / C++

Description Language Class

File extension

s

p, t

c, h / cpp, hpp

rc, ico, def, mc, dlg, idl, ycc, lex, rgs

Last character

a

p, t or a number

c / x

r

You can change the assignment of the translation tools on the basis of the file extension or the last character of the file name in the Langextinfo initialization file.