Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Overview
1.2. The history of Pike
1.3. A comparison with other languages
1.4. What is Pike
1.5. Pike License
2. Control Structures
2.1. Conditions
2.2. Loops
2.3. Breaking out of loops
3. Data types
3.1. Basic types
3.2. Pointer types
3.3. Compile-time types
3.4. Sharing data
3.5. Variables
4. Operators
4.1. Arithmetic operators
4.2. Comparison operators
4.3. Logical operators
4.4. Bitwise/set operators
4.5. Indexing
4.6. The assignment operators
4.7. The rest of the operators
4.8. Operator precedence
4.9. Operator functions
5. Preprocessor
5.1. Charset Heuristics
5.2. Code Normalization
5.3. Defines and Macros
5.4. Preprocessor Directives
5.5. Predefined defines
5.6. Test functions
6. Special Functions
6.1. sscanf
6.2. catch
6.3. gauge
6.4. typeof
7. Hilfe
7.1. Basic operations
7.2. Commands
7.3. Bugs and possible improvements
8. LFUN
9. I/O
9.1. File system manipulation
9.2. Path manipulation
9.3. Status
9.4. Error handling
9.5. Files and sockets
9.6. Ports and UDP
9.7. Terminal I/O
9.8. Other
10. Specific Datatype Modules
10.1. String
10.2. Array
10.3. Mapping
10.4. Multiset
10.5. Int
10.6. Float
10.7. Function
10.8. Program
10.9. ADT
11. Parsers
12. Image Module
13. Protocols
14. Database Access
14.1. Generic Sql module
14.2. Sql protocol drivers
14.3. Key-value stores
15. Graphic User Interface
16. 3D Vector Graphics
17. Threads
18. The rest
19. Backward Compatibility
19.1. Pike 8.0
19.2. Pike 7.8
19.3. Pike 7.6 and earlier
20. Writing Pike Modules
20.1. Writing Modules in Pike
20.2. Writing Modules in C
20.3. Special Module Variables and functions
21. Pike Test Suite
21.1. Running Tests
21.2. Writing New Tests
22. Pike AutoDoc markup
22.1. Syntax
22.2. Pike autodoc inlining
22.3. Pike autodoc tags
23. Pike BNF