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CXREF 2.00TC - (See end of Doc for information)

CXREF - C Program Cross Reference Generator
Version: 2.00 June 24, 1986

CXREF produces a cross-reference listing for a C program and
optional graphical representation of the block structure of the
program. Occurrences only are listed. No distinction is made
between definitions and references. Version 2.00 of CXREF has
been converted from Turbo Pascal source into C source. The C
compiler used was Datalight's small model compiler however the
source appears to be reasonably standard and little effort should
be required to convert it to any other C.


The command line for CXREF has the following format:

CXREF input_file_name [output_file_name] [options]

Both the input_file_name and the output_file_name may be full
PC/MS-DOS path names. The output_file_name is optional. If is
is not supplied, the output file will be created with the same
name as the input file but with an extension of LST. If no
extension is specified for the input file, an extension of .C
will be assumed. If an output file name is specified but without
an extension, an extension of LST will be assumed.

The current version of CXREF supports three flag options and
two options that require an additional parameter.

Flag Options:

-NL - Suppress the graphical representation of the
program and the line numbered listing of the

-NS - Suppress cross-referencing of C keywords.

-NI - Suppress analysis of #include files.

Value Options:

-I - Supplies the path for #include
files. Must be followed by the pathname.
**See note below RB**

-T - Sets the tab stop value for tab expansion.
The default value is 4.

The default condition is to produce the line numbered
listing, including all #include files, showing the block
structure and to cross-reference all symbols.

If executed with no command line parameters, CXREF will
display a brief summary of its usage.


This version of CXREF will process single level include files
of either the quote delimited or the angle bracket ['<','>']
forms. Quote delimited include files are located in the same
directory as the input program and angle bracket delimited
include files are located in a "system" directory.
Unfortunately, there is no standard "system" directory under
PC/MS-DOS and the various C compilers use a number of different
mechanisms to provide a "system" directory. To handle the
different "system" directories, CXREF provides the "-I" option on
the command line, allowing the user to provide a path for all
angle bracket delimited include files.

CXREF can handle up to 26 include files, distinguished by the
letters A through Z following the line numbers in both the
listing and the cross-reference. The line numbers shown, both on
the listing and in the cross-reference, are true line numbers
within the file making the cross-reference without the listing


This program has had a long history. It was originally
written for Pascal programs by N. Wirth using the "quadratic
quotient" hash method. It was adapted for UCSD Pascal (1.4 - the
public domain version) by Shawn Fanning (in 1978) and
subsequently adapted for Pascal/MT+ by Mike Lehman (in 1981).
This version was then modified by Warren A. Smith to try to get
back to ISO standard Pascal and to add the additional feature of
mapping out the compound statements. It was modified for Turbo
Pascal by Ron Finger in July, 1984. This last version of the
program, at least, was named XLIST.

Further modifications were made by Larry Dodson in September,
1985. These include the ability to handle Include files,
expansion of the identifier field from eight to twelve
characters, optional suppression of the output of standard
identifiers, a margin on the left of the output to provide space
to punch holes for a three-ring binder, and a compile time option
of 66 or 88 lines per page. In addition, several comments were
added, blocking (for readability) was improved, the name was
changed from XLIST to XREF, and several other less evident
corrections and modifications were incorporated. These changes
were made and tested using Turbo Pascal (Version 2.0 for CP/M 80)
on a Kaypro II with an Okidata 82 printer.

NXREF was then produced by Don Williams as practically a
complete rewrite of XREF. Binary trees were used for the
references rather than the 'quadratic quotient' used by XREF (the
binary tree routines used, however, are simple adaptations of
those presented by N. Wirth in his excellent book, "Data
Structures + Algorithms = Programs".) The program was modified to
take advantage of the Turbo Pascal 3.0 Command Line parameter
features. The case structure of the first occurrence of an
identifier was preserved (XREF and XLIST converted all
identifiers to upper case in the cross-reference.

Use of the binary tree routines and dynamic allocation
allowed the maximum length of an identifier to be increased to 29
bytes. In NXREF, this length is determined by the printout
format rather than the structure that holds the references.

Upon realizing that a similar facility would be useful for C
programs, I modified NXREF into CXREF. Since, from the viewpoint
of structure and cross-reference, the differences between Pascal
and C are slight, it was a relatively simple modification.

CXREF200 and beyond have been converted to C with CXREF200
being in Datalight C. Future releases of this program may be in
some other C source.

CXREF Version 2.00TC May -1990

This version of the CXREF program was witten to compile under the Turbo
C 2.0x compiler. It has all the same features of the version written
for the Datalight C compiler documented above. One bug was corrected
involving nested include files and is explained in comments in the
source code included.

Since the person who ported this program to Datalight C does not
identify him/her self it is difficult to give credit for the hours of
work that person put into porting CXREF from Turbo Pascal to C. None
the less the work has been appreciated by many including me.

I modified this to compile under Turbo C since I wanted the ability to
send control strings to the printer and change some of the defaults in
the .LST file. I am NOT distributing that version, but rather the
direct port of the original CXREF modified simply to get it to compile
and run using Turbo C. My guess is that it should compile under
MicroSoft C as well, but I have not tried.

CXREF 2.00TC (for Turbo C) in .EXE format is the LARGE MEMORY MODEL.
The program will compile and work correctly in the SMALL memory model if
the user does not attempt to create .LST files on large source files.
The program does little if any error checking on its cross reference or
file building - so the large memory model assures more reliable
operation on large source files. All you need to compile the code is:

tcc -ml cxref.c

assuming, of course, that you have the lib/include files specified in
the TCCONFIG.CFG file. See the source code comments for more

**NOTE: The "value options" discussed in the original documentation need
to have a space between the parameter and the value, i.e.:


instead of,


I thought about changing this, but I decided to do as direct a port as

Now it is up to you to modify to your heat's content.

Modified May 1990 -- Roland M. Brown III

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