spark - examines SPARK programs and generates verification conditions
The Examiner for SPARK, spark, analyses the
given source files for errors and violations of the SPARK subset
and (optionally) generates verification conditions and dead path
conjectures necessary for proof of absence of run-time exceptions
and partial correctness.
This manual page only summarises the spark
command-line flags, please refer to the full Examiner manual for
These options do not quite follow the usual GNU command line
syntax. All options start with a single dash instead of the usual
two and they can also be abbreviated, as long as the abbreviation
is unique. For example -help can be abbreviated
to -he but not -h as this
clashes with -html.
Specifies source file extension (Default 'ada')
Specifies the index file. By default no index file is used.
Specifies the warning control file. By default no warning
control file is used.
Specifies the Examiner configuration file. By default no
configuration file is used.
Ignore the spark.sw file, if it exists.
By default all listing files have the 'lst' extension. These
options can be used to disable listing file generation or to
change the default extension.
By default the report will be named 'SPARK.REP'. These
options can be used to change the default name or to disable
Generate HTML listings and report file.
Generate report, listing and proof files in the specified
No dates, line or error numbers will appear in the output
This can be one of 83, 95 (the default) or 2005.
Choose between the sequential (the default) or ravenscar
Do not predefine Standard.Duration.
Perform syntax check only. No semantic checks.
Choose between information or
Select security or
safety policy for flow analysis.
Select policy for generation of composite constant proof
rules. Can be one of none (the default), lazy, keen or all.
Select alternative annotation character. The default is '#'.
Suppress screen output.
Don't generate SLI files.
Use the standard SPARK library.
Append Examiner table usage statistics to the report
file. By default we don't do this.
Control treatment of FDL identifiers when found in SPARK
source. Can be one of 'reject' (the default) or 'accept' or
Print Examiner banner and statistics and then exit.
Print command line summary and options.
Print information flow errors in original, less compact,
Print explanations after error messages. Settings can be off
(the default), first_occurrence or every_occurrence.
Select policy for justification of errors. Values can be
full (the default), brief or ignore.
Check casing for identifier references and check casing of
package Standard identifiers. It is also
possible to specify i or s to check for only one of these.
This manual page was written by Florian Schanda
<email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify
this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation
License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free
Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover
Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.