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#799 in WebAssembly
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Used in flowide
flowc is the "compiler and linker" for flows and flow libraries, although it is not
very similar to what you might be familiar with as a compiler or linker.
It is part of the overall
flow project (README.md).
It loads flow definition files, and builds the flow hierarchy reading from referenced flows/functions and library references, and builds the flow in memory.
Then it connects all functions via data flows through the hierarchy and removes most of the flow structure leaving a "network of functions" which it then optimizes (removing unused functions and connections).
It checks that types match and required connections exist.
It also checks for some illegal or cases that would prove problematic at runtime (specific types of "loops" or contention for a connection)
Lastly it generates a manifest describing the flow, which can be executed by
It then may (depending on the command line options used) invoke
flowr (using cargo to ensure
it is up to date and built).
It is structured as a library with a thin CLI wrapper around it that offers command line arguments and then uses the library to compile and optionally run the compiled flow.
This library contains most of the compilation and linking logic for
These are the conditionally compiled features of the
- default - The "debugger" feature is enabled by default
- debugger - feature to add the debugger