ATLAS: BBOX interpreter
An interpreter for the BBOX language
has been written.
The GAP version of the interpreter has two commands.
This command loads a BBOX program into memory, transforms it
into an intermediate form ready for executing and
performs a rudimentary syntax check.
If successful, the program returns a structure containing a
BBOX program ready for running.
Command: blackbox(group, program, elements, options)
This command runs a pre-loaded BBOX program on a given group.
The parameters are:
The options have the following meanings:
- The group on which the algorithm is to be run;
- The BBOX program (the result of a call to prepareblackbox)
- A list of elements to become the initial
`numbered' elements. These might be a set of group generators for
example, or it could just be an empty list.
- A record containing various options to control
the execution of the program. No component is mandatory.
- If true, print each instruction before executing.
False by default.
- If true, ignore all
echo instructions in
the program. False by default.
- A function to replace GAP's Order
method. Sometimes useful for large matrix groups, where we substitute
a `vector order' method.
- If false, continue after reaching a
timeout instruction (printing a warning). True by default.
- If true, allow
otherwise ignore them. True by default.
There is currently no Magma version of the interpreter available.
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Version 2.0 created on 31st January 2005 by Simon Nickerson.
Last updated 31.01.05 by SJN.