/ GETTING STARTED
Gentle runs on various platforms, including Unix, DOS, and Windows 95. For Unix systems, Gentle is distributed as a compressed tar file gentle-97.tar.gz . To unpack the system, type
gunzip gentle-97.tar.gz tar -xvf gentle-97.tarThis creates a directory gentle-97 with subdirectories gentle, lib, reflex, and examples.
Go to directory gentle and type
buildThis creates the executable program gentle, the Gentle compiler, as well as the object file grts.o, the Gentle run time system.
Go to directory lib and type
buildThis compiles the modules of the user library.
Go to directory reflex and type
buildThis creates the executable program reflex, a generator for Lex specifications.
To test the installation, go to directory examples/calc and type
buildThis creates a simple desk calculator.