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atsopt(1) General Commands Manual atsopt(1)


atsopt - ATS to C compiler


atsopt <command>...


atsopt is the compiler from ATS to C. It is most commonly invoked by atscc which is the preferred frontend for compiling ATS code.


atsopt takes a number of commands with parameters to determine its behavior:
-d, --dynamic <filenames>
Dynamically load the filenames.
Enable generation of debugging information.
-dep, --depgen
Generate dependency lists.
-h, --help
Print the usage information.
-o, --output <filename>
Specify the output filename.
Generate an HTML file with colored concrete syntax.
Generate an HTML file with syntactic cross-references.
-s, --static <filenames>
Statically load the filenames.
-tc, --typecheck
Typecheck the given ATS source files, but go no further.
-v, --version
Show ATS/Anairiats version and gcc version.


atsopt -o test.c -d test.dats

Compile test.dats to a C file.

atsopt -tc -d test.dats

Typecheck test.dats only.

atsopt -o test.html -d test.dats --posmark_html

Write a syntax colored version of test.dats.


atscc(1), atslex(1).
These programs are documented fully by The ATS/Anairiats user's manual available via the web at


atsopt was written by Hongwei Xi.

This manual page was written by Matthew Danish <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

February 22, 2010