3.3 Pickling Options

The linker supports the following default options for pickles.


--compress=N, -z N

The created pickle is compressed with level N (a single digit). By default the compression level N is 0, that is, no compression is employed.


--executable (-x), --noexecutable (default)

Output the pickled functor as being executable (that is, with an additional header).


When invoked with option -x the linker first outputs a header so that the output file may be interpreted by the operating system as an executable. Under Unix, the default behaviour is to use the following as header:

exec ozengine $0 "$@"

The --execheader option allows you to specify a different header.


Uses the header given above in the description of --execheader, except that ozengine is replaced by STRING.


Reads in FILE and uses this as header. Under Windows, the default behaviour is to use the file provided in ozhome/bin/ozwrapper.bin, where ozhome is Mozart's installation folder. ozwrapper.bin is a Windows executable that launches ozengine.


Reads in ozhome/bin/FILE and uses it as header for executable files. Apart from ozwrapper.bin, an ozwrapperw.bin is supplied that launches ozenginew instead of ozengine. This option provides a convenient way to use this alternative wrapper.

--target=unix, --unix
--target=windows, --windows

When creating an executable functor, do it for the specified target platform rather than for the current host platform.

Denys Duchier, Leif Kornstaedt and Christian Schulte
Version 1.4.0 (20080702)