This release is meant for the Linux platform. If you wish to use it on Windows or OS X, you will have to make some code changes (e.g., use platform-specific C++ system calls).
We compiled and tested the code using: 0in
We assume you have placed the alchemy.tgz file in the directory /home. Unzip and untar the file with the command tar xvfz alchemy.tgz. The /home/alchemy directory should be created. Henceforth we refer to /home/alchemy as ALCHDIR.
In ALCHDIR/src/makefile, you should ensure that the GCC, FLEX, and BISON variables are correctly set to your g++ compiler, Flex lexical analyzer generator, and Bison parser generator, respectively. (If you do not have Flex and Bison installed on your system, you can obtain them from: http://www.gnu.org/software/flex and www.gnu.org/software/bison.)
To compile the code, simply type make depend; make in the ALCHDIR/src directory. The executables will be compiled into ALCHDIR/bin. You may wish to change the BIN variable in makefile to place the compiled executables in a different directory.