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Kaitai Struct: compiler
This project is an official reference compiler for Kaitai Struct project.
Kaitai Struct is a declarative language used to describe various binary data structures, laid out in files or in memory: i.e. binary file formats, network stream packet formats, etc.
The main idea is that a particular format is described in Kaitai Struct language (
.ksy files) only once and then can be compiled with this compiler into source files in one of the supported programming languages. These modules will include the generated code for a parser that can read described data structure from a file / stream and give access to it in a nice, easy-to-comprehend API.
If you’re looking for information on:
- Kaitai Struct language itself (
.ksyfiles, general usage patterns) — refer to the user guide.
- How to download and install Kaitai Struct — see the downloads.
- How to build the compiler, run the test suite, and join the development — see the developer memo.
Kaitai Struct compiler itself is copyright (C) 2015-2018 Kaitai Project.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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Portions of Kaitai Struct compiler are based on
scala/xml/Utility.scala from Scala XML.
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Kaitai Struct compiler depends on the following libraries:
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.ksy input files that one supplies in normal process of compilation, nor to compiler’s output files — that consitutes normal usage process and you obviously keep copyright to both.