COD file information request

All Byte Craft Code Development Systems (except demonstration versions) emit a .COD output file. This object file format contains all the information generated by the compiler, including:

  • Executable code

  • Symbol table

  • Table of source module names

  • BCDIRECT messages to source-level debuggers

Emulators that read the .COD file get the best access to the work the compiler has done. Emulators that support BCDirect messages, in particular, provide the best value for the developer. They allow the developer to add "printf"-type debugging statements and assertions to their source code, without disturbing the executable.

The Code File format is proprietary intellectual property of Byte Craft Limited. Byte Craft makes the Code File format documentation available to interested developers, under certain conditions.

If you wish more information on the Code File, please email