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marpatcl_sources - Marpa/Tcl - How To Get The Sources

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Welcome to Marpa/Tcl, a Tcl binding to the "libmarpa" parsing engine.

Please read the document Marpa/Tcl - Introduction to Marpa/Tcl, if you have not done so already. It provides an overview of the whole system.


This document is targeted at anyone wishing to either have just a look at Marpa/Tcl's source code, or build the packages, or to extend and modify them.

For these builders and developers we additionally provide

  1. Marpa/Tcl - The Installer's Guide.

  2. Marpa/Tcl - The Developer's Guide.


Source Location

The official repository for Marpa/Tcl can be found at https://core.tcl-lang.org/akupries/marpa, also known as https://core.tcl.tk/akupries/marpa. We have two mirrors, one at https://chiselapp.com/user/andreas_kupries/repository/marpa/index, the other at https://github.com/andreas-kupries/marpa. Note that the latter is also a conversion from Fossil to Git.


Assuming that you simply wish to look at the sources, or build a specific revision, the easiest way of retrieving it is to:

  1. Log into this site, as "anonymous", using the semi-random password in the captcha.

  2. Go to the "Timeline".

  3. Choose the revision you wish to have and

  4. follow its link to its detailed information page.

  5. On that page, choose either the "ZIP" or "Tarball" link to get a copy of this revision in the format of your choice.

Source Code Management

For the curious (or a developer-to-be), the sources are managed by the Fossil SCM. Binaries for popular platforms can be found directly at its download page.

With that tool available the full history can be retrieved via:

fossil clone https://core.tcl-lang.org/akupries/marpa source.fossil

followed by

    mkdir dev
    cd    dev
    fossil open ../source.fossil

to get a checkout of the head of the trunk.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such at the Marpa/Tcl Tracker. Please report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation as well.


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