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Getting started


The basil download file contains the following:

  1. The parser source code that you must compile and link with your program. This code should be portable to all platforms. You will need lzz version 1.5.2 to translate this code into C++.

  2. The basil executable.

  3. The basilsim executable.

The documentation is available online only.

To download basil, click on a filename a below. You may need to use your browser's "Save Link As" option.

Platform Filename Size (bytes)
Linux, Intel 386basil_5_3_1_linux.zip649589
Windows 2000, Intel 386basil_5_3_1_windows.zip354628
Please contact me if you have any problems downloading.

Copyright Notice, License, and Disclaimer

Copyright 2002, Michael Spencer

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.