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.

RELATED TO atsopt…

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 <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).