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 The short Command

The short command is the SmartEiffel interface generator. Using a plain Eiffel source file, the short command prints on the standard output the interface of this class. The short command is also a good tool to performs many validity checks of a given class (syntax, exportation rules, inheritance, etc.). There are two invocation modes: traditional and ACE.

Note that features from ANY are not printed unless the class you are shorting is ANY or feature from ANY is redefined.

 Usage

se short [format] [options] <Class>

ACE mode
se short [format] [options] <ACEfile.ace> <Class>

The short command prints on the standard output the interface of the given <Class>.
The default format is -plain: no special characters are added.
The short command is customisable and some predefined formats are already available (see below for predefined formats and how to add a new output format). When ACE mode is used, as usual, the "loadpath.se" is ignored and only the content of the ACE file is used to look for the Eiffel source code.

 Options

-help:
Display a brief summary of the command-line syntax and a complete list of compiler options.

-verbose:
Print system information during the compilation (full path of files loaded, type inference score, removed files, etc.).

-version:
Display the version number of the SmartEiffel release you're using.

Adds a loadpath file for class lookup. See details in the finder man page.
-sort:
Features are sorted alphabetically.

-short:
Does not consider inherited features.

-no_style_warning:
Suppress output for warning messages related to non respect of standard Eiffel style guidelines (for example ItEm will not trigger a warning).

-no_warning:
Suppresses output for all warning messages (error messages are still printed). Implies -no_style_warning.

-client <client_class>:
Specify the class whom the point of view is taken of. This command allow to know all features visible to client_class from the class you short.
Note1: default is equivalent to -client ANY.
Note2: se short -client class class does not show all features from class, only features exported to itself are printed (callable via qualified calls).
-all_clients:
To display all features even those which are not exported.
 Predefined Output Formats
-plain:
The default compact output format. No special character added.

-pretty:
Basically, it is similar to -plain except that there are a couple of additional line-feeds (e.g. between features) that make the structure of the output easier to read. (It sort of appears like the "pretty" printer would have done it, that's why "-pretty").

-tex1:
Simple output mode for TeX. Encloses the interface in a simple verbatim TeX environment.

-tex2:
Output mode for TeX. Uses a TeX alltt environment with a \bf font for keywords, \it font for comments and \tt font for identifiers.

-tex3:
Output mode for TeX. Follows style guidelines given in ETL appendix A. As the previous mode, this mode also uses a TeX alltt environment.

-html1:
A nice HTML output (provided by Matthias Klose).

-html2:
Another nice HTML output too. This one is the one used to generate the library interface of the SmartEiffel WEB site.

-html_css:
A nice HTML+CSS output (provided by John E. Perry). The CSS file is seshort.css.

To define a new output format, you have to add a new sub-directory in the SmartEiffel "short" directory. In order to change the output, this new directory must contains various hook files, which contain text used to replace the default output.
Here is the current list of hook files.

1. Changing the output for the class interface header

"hook000" - If this hook file exists, the contents of this file is printed very first.

"hook010" - If this hook file exists, and if the processed class is an expanded one, the contents of this file is printed before the class name to replace the default string "expanded class interface ".

"hook011" - If this hook file exists, and if the processed class is an deferred one, the contents of this file is printed before the class name to replace the default string "deferred class interface ".

"hook012" - If this hook file exists, and if the processed class is an ordinary one (not deferred nor expanded) the contents of this file is printed before the class name to replace the default string "class interface ".

"hook013" _ If this hook file exists, the contents of this file is printed before the class name whatever the kind of class (expanded, deferred or ordinary) to replace the default empty string "".

"hook014" - If this hook exists, the contents of the file is printed after the class name to replace the default string "%N".

"hook015" - If this hook file exists, and if a class header comment is present, this file is printed once before the heading class comment.

"hook016" - If this hook file exists, and if an heading comment is present, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default string " --" at the beginning of each comment line.

"hook017" - If this hook file exists, and if an heading comment is present, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default string "%N" at the end of each comment line.

"hook018" - If this hook file exists, and if a class heading comment is present, the contents of this file is printed once after the heading comment.

"hook019" - If this hook file exists, and if the processed class has no heading comment, this file is printed once.
2. Changing the output for the creation list
"hook100" - If it exists, this file is printed before the creation list to replace the default string "creation%N".

"hook101" - If it exists, this file is printed after the creation list to replace the default empty string "".

"hook102" - If it exists, this file is printed when the class has no creation list.
3. Changing the output for the feature list
"hook200" - If exists, printed before the feature list when option -sort is selected to replace the default string "feature(s)%N".

"hook201" - If exists, printed after the feature list when option -sort is selected to replace the default empty string "".

"hook202" - If exists, printed before each feature list with no heading comment to replace the default string "feature(s) from ".

"hook203" - If exists, printed after the class name of "hook202" to replace the default string "%N".

"hook204" - If exists, printed before a feature list with a heading comment to replace the default string "feature(s) from ".

"hook205" - If exists, printed after the class name introduced at "hook204" to replace the default string "%N".

"hook206" - If exists, printed before each line of the feature list comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook207" - If exists, printed after each line of the feature list comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook208" - If exists, printed after a feature list comment to replace the default empty string "".
4. Changing the output for a feature signature
"hook300" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed before each feature to replace the default string " ".

"hook301" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once when the feature has no arguments to replace the default empty string "".

"hook302" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once when the feature has arguments to replace the default string " (".

"hook303" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed when the feature has arguments to replace the default string " ;".

"hook304" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed when the feature has arguments to replace the default string ", ".

"hook305" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed when the feature has arguments to replace the default string ": ".

"hook306" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once when the feature has arguments to replace the default string ")".

"hook307" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once when the feature has no result to replace the default string "%N".

"hook308" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once before the result type of the feature to replace the default string ": ".

"hook309" - If this hook exists, the contents of this file is printed once after the result type of the feature to replace the default string "%N".
5. Changing the output for a feature comment
"hook310" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has a heading comment, this file is printed once before the comment.

"hook311" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has a heading comment, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default string " --" at the beginning of each comment line.

"hook312" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has a heading comment, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default string "%N" at the end of each comment line.

"hook313" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has a heading comment, the contents of this file is printed once after this comment.

"hook314" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has no heading comment, the contents of this file is printed.

"hook315" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature is deferred, the contents of this file is printed.
6. Changing the output for require clauses

6.1. For the header of a require clause
"hook400" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has no require assertion, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default empty string "".

"hook401" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has one require assertion, the contents of this file is printed before the latest inherited assertion to replace the default string " require%N".

"hook402" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has more than one require assertion, the contents of this file is printed before the require assertion to replace the default string " require else%N".

"hook403" - If this hook file exists, and if a feature has at least one require assertion, the contents of this file is printed to finish the job (once after the last printed require assertion) to replace the default empty string "".

"hook412" - If exists, printed when a require clause has no heading comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook413" - If exists, printed once before the require clause heading comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook414" - If exists, printed before each line of the heading comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook415" - If exists, printed after each line of the heading comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook416" - If exists, printed once after the require clause heading comment.

"hook417" - If exists, printed when a require clause has no assertion to replace the default empty string "".

"hook418" - If exists, printed once before the first assertion of a require clause to replace the default empty string "".

"hook433" - If exists, printed once after the last assertion of a require clause to replace the default empty string "".

"hook434" - If exists, printed to finish a require clause to replace the default empty string "".
6.2. For each assertion in a require clause
"hook419" - If exists, printed before each assertion of a require clause to replace the default string " ".

"hook420" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook421" - If exists, printed before a tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook422" - If exists, printed after a tag to replace the default string ": ".

"hook423" - If exists, printed when the assertion has no expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook424" - If exists, printed before the expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook425" - If exists, printed after the expression (except for the last assertion) to replace the default string ";".

"hook426" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook427" - If exists, printed once before the assertion comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook428" - If exists, printed before each line of the expression comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook429" - If exists, printed after each line of the expression comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook430" - If exists, printed once after the assertion's comment to replace the default string "".

"hook431" - If exists, printed after the assertion to replace the default empty string "".
6.3. For the last assertion in a require clause

Same hook file list as described in section 6.2 except "hook425" which becomes :

"hook432" - If exists, printed after the last expression to replace the default empty string "".

7. Changing the output for ensure clauses

7.1. For the header of the ensure clause
"hook500" - If this hook file exists, and a feature has no ensure clause, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default empty string "".

"hook511" - If this hook file exists, the contents of this file is printed before each ensure clause to replace the default string " ensure%N".

"hook512" - If exists, printed when ensure clause has no heading comment to replace default empty string "".

"hook513" - If exists, printed once before the ensure clause heading comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook514" - If exists, printed before each line of the heading comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook555" - If exists, printed after each line of the heading comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook516" - If exists, printed once after the ensure clause heading comment.

"hook517" - If exists, printed when an ensure clause has no assertion to replace the default empty string "".

"hook518" - If exists, printed once before the first assertion of the ensure clause to replace the default empty string "".

"hook533" - If exists, printed once after the last assertion of the ensure clause to replace the default empty string "".

"hook534" - If exists, printed to finish the ensure clause to replace the default empty string "".
7.2. For each assertion in the ensure assertion
"hook519" - If exists, printed before each assertion of the ensure clause to replace the default string " ".

"hook520" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook521" - If exists, printed before a tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook522" - If exists, printed after a tag to replace the default string ": ".

"hook523" - If exists, printed when the assertion has no expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook524" - If exists, printed before the expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook525" - If exists, printed after the expression (except for the last assertion) to replace the default string ";".

"hook526" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook527" - If exists, printed once before the assertion comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook528" - If exists, printed before each line of the expression comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook529" - If exists, printed after each line of the expression comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook530" - If exists, printed once after the assertion's comment to replace the default string "".

"hook531" - If exists, printed after the assertion to replace the default empty string "".
7.3. For the last assertion in the ensure clause

Same hook files list as described in section 7.2 except "hook525" which becomes :

"hook532" - If exists, printed after the last expression to replace the default empty string "".

8. Changing the output after each feature
"hook599" - If exists, printed after each feature to replace the default empty string "".
9. Changing the output for the class invariant

9.1. For the header of the class invariant
"hook800" - If this hook file exists, and when no class invariant exists, the contents of this file is printed to replace the default empty string "".

"hook811" - If this hook file exists, the contents of this file is printed before the class invariant to replace the default string "invariant%N".

"hook812" - If exists, printed when class invariant has no heading comment to replace default empty string "".

"hook813" - If exists, printed once before the invariant heading comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook814" - If exists, printed before each line of the heading comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook855" - If exists, printed after each line of the heading comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook816" - If exists, printed once after the invariant heading comment.

"hook817" - If exists, printed when class invariant has no assertion to replace the default empty string "".

"hook818" - If exists, printed once before the first assertion of the class invariant to replace the default empty string "".

"hook833" - If exists, printed once after the last assertion of the class invariant to replace the default empty string "".

"hook834" - If exists, printed to finish the class invariant to replace the default empty string "".
9.2. For each assertion in the class invariant
"hook819" - If exists, printed before each assertion of the class invariant to replace the default string " ".

"hook820" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook821" - If exists, printed before a tag to replace the default empty string "".

"hook822" - If exists, printed after a tag to replace the default string ": ".

"hook823" - If exists, printed when the assertion has no expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook824" - If exists, printed before the expression to replace the default empty string "".

"hook825" - If exists, printed after the expression (except for the last assertion) to replace the default string ";".

"hook826" - If exists, printed when an assertion has no comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook827" - If exists, printed once before the assertion comment to replace the default empty string "".

"hook828" - If exists, printed before each line of the expression comment to replace the default string " --".

"hook829" - If exists, printed after each line of the expression comment to replace the default string "%N".

"hook830" - If exists, printed once after the assertion's comment to replace the default string "".

"hook831" - If exists, printed after the assertion to replace the default empty string "".
9.3. For the last assertion in the class invariant

Same hook files list as described in section 9.2 except "hook825" which becomes :

"hook832" - If exists, printed after the last expression to replace the default string ";".

10. Changing the output for the class interface footer
"hook900" - When exists, printed once before class footer to replace the default empty string "".

"hook901" - When exists, printed once at the end of an expanded class before the class name to replace the default "end of expanded ".

"hook902" - When exists, printed once at the end of a deferred class before the class name to replace the default "end of deferred ".

"hook903" - When exists, printed once at the end of an ordinary (not expanded nor deferred) class, before the class name to replace the default string "end of ".

"hook904" - When exist, printed just before the class name to replace the default empty string "".

"hook905" - When exists, the contents of this file is printed after the class name to replace the default string "%N".

"hook999" - If this hook file exists, the contents of this file is printed once to finish the job.
11. Class name and formal generic arguments

11.1 Changing the output for class names
"Bcn" - When exists, printed Before each class name.

"Mcn" - When exists, the corresponding class name is printed one more time (using lower case letters) just before the contents of this hook file.

"Acn" - When exists, printed After each class name.

"Ucn" - To replace the Underscore character in a class name.
11.2 Changing the output for formal generic arguments
"Bfga" - When exists, printed Before each formal generic argument.

"Mfga" - When exists, the corresponding formal generic argument is printed one more time (using lower case letters) just before the contents of this hook file.

"Afga" - When exists, printed After each formal generic argument.

"Ufga" - To replace the Underscore character in a formal generic argument.
12. Changing the output for a type mark
"Btm" - When exists, printed Before each type mark.

"Atm" - When exists, printed After each type mark.

"open_sb" - To replace the opening square bracket (default "[").

"close_sb" - To replace the closing square bracket (default "]").

"fgl_sep" - To replace the default comma ", " in a formal generic argument list.

"tm_blank" - To replace a blank character in a type mark.

"tm_sep" - To replace default string ", " as a separator in a generic list.

"like" - To replace the default string "like ".

"expanded" - To replace the default string "expanded ".
13. Changing the output for feature names

13.1. Simple feature names
"Bsfn" - When exists, printed Before each Simple Feature Name.

"Asfn" - When exists, printed After each Simple Feature Name.

"Usfn" - To replace the underscore character in a simple feature name.
13.2. Infix feature names
"Bifn" - When exists, replaces the default string "infix %"" Before an infix feature name definition.

"Aifn" - When exists, replaces the default string "%"" to close "Bifn".

"Binfix" - When exists, replaces the default string " " printed before the infix name used in an expression.

"Ainfix" - When exists, replaces the default string " " printed after the infix name used in an expression.

"rem" - When exists, replaces the default string "\\".
13.3. Prefix feature names
"Bpfn" - When exists, replaces the default string "prefix %"" Before a prefix feature name definition.

"Apfn" - When exists, replaces the default string "%"" to close "Bpfn".
14. Changing the output for an argument name
"Ban" - When exists, printed Before each argument name.

"Aan" - When exists, printed after each argument name.

"Uan" - To replace the Underscore character in an argument name.
15. Changing the output for a tag name
"Btag" - When exists, printed Before each tag name.

"Atag" - When exists, printed after each tag name.

"Utag" - To replace the Underscore character in a tag name.
16. Changing the output for an effective argument list
"op_eal" - To replace the default string "(" to open an effective argument list.

"eal_sep" - To replace the default string ", " in an effective argument list.

"cl_eal" - To replace the default string ")" for an effective argument list.
17. Changing the output for manifest strings
"open_ms" - To replace the default opening string "%"".

"close_ms" - To replace the default closing string "%"".

"Prcnt_ms" - To replace a % character inside a manifest string.

"Slash_ms" - To replace a / character inside a manifest string.
18. Changing the output for a manifest array
"op_ma" - To replace the default string "<<" to open a manifest array.

"ma_sep" - To replace the default string ", " in a manifest array.

"cl_ma" - To replace the default string ">>" to close a manifest array.
19. Changing the output for comments lines
"BECL" - Before Each Comment Line. This hook is applied to all comments whatever the kind of comment. If exists, printed before the contents of each line of each comment (usually after the default string "--").

"AECL" - After Each Comment Line. This hook is applied to all comments whatever the kind of comment. If exits, printed after the contents of each line of each comment (usually, printed before the default "%N").

"Ucomment" - To replace the Underscore character in a comment.

"op_quote" - To replace the default opening quote mark "`".

"cl_quote" - To close an "op_quote" to replace the closing quote mark "'".
20. Miscellaneous tuning
"open_b" - To replace the default opening bracket "(" in expressions.

"close_b" - To replace the default closing bracket ")" in expressions.

"arrow" - To replace the default string "->" in a formal generic list.

"dot" - To replace the default string "." in an expression.

"Result" - To replace the default string "Result".

"old" - To replace the default string "old " in ensure clauses.

"strip_open" - To replace the default string "strip (".

"strip_close" - To replace default string ")" which closes "strip_open".

"create_open" - To replace the default string "create {".

"create_close" - To replace default string "}" which closes "create_open".

"fnl_sep" - To replace the default string ", " in a feature name list.

"Current" - To replace the default string "Current".

"Void" - To replace the default string "Void".

"once" - To replace the default string "once ".

"new_line" - To replace the default string "%N".