QM  4.3.1
QM Compiler (qmc)

The QM™ installation folder contains the command-line utility called qmc (QM Compiler), which can generate code from a given QM model file. The `qmc` utility allows you to incorporate the code generation step into an automated build process, such as `Makefiles`, build scripts, or extra pre-compile steps in project files.

By design, the `qmc` utility generates identical code as the QM™ graphical tool. In particular, `qmc` is aware of the QM session file and applies the same QP licensing terms as QM™ (see also generating comments).

Attention
The `qmc` utility will be phased out in the future, because starting with version 4.1.2, the QM™ application supports the console mode, in which it can generate code (and also generate diagrams). The QM console-mode replaces the functionality of the `qmc` utility.

Invoking qmc on Windows

On Windows, the `qmc.exe` executable is located in the `<qm>\bin\` directory, where `<qm>` denotes the directory, in which you have installed QM. Assuming that you have installed QM in `C:\qp\qm\`, you can invoke the `qmc` as follows:

C:\qp\qm\bin\qmc <qm-model-file>

where `<qm-model-file>` stands for the QM model file to process. The `<qm-model-file>` can contain the whole absolute or relative path to the QM model file.

The following screen shot illustrates the invocation of the `qmc` utility from the Windows Command-Prompt:

Example of qmc invocation and output

Invoking qmc on Linux

On Linux, you invoke `qmc` by means of the shell script `qmc.sh`, which is located in the `<qm>/bin/` directory, where `<qm>` denotes the directory, in which you have installed QM. Assuming that you have installed QM in `/home/<user>/qp/qm`, you can invoke the `qmc` as follows:

/home/<user>/qp/bin/qm.sh <qm-model-file>

where `<qm-model-file>` stands for the QM model file to process. The `<qm-model-file>` can contain the whole absolute or relative path to the QM model file.

Invoking qmc on MacOS

On MacOS, the `qmc` executable is located in the the same bundle as the QM graphical modeling tool. Assuming that you have installed QM into the `/Applications/` folder, you can invoke the `qmc` as follows:

/Applications/qm.app/Contents/MacOS/qmc <qm-model-file>

where `<qm-model-file>` stands for the QM model file to process. The `<qm-model-file>` can contain the whole absolute or relative path to the QM model file.

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