Part V: The System Library

The TADS 3 compiler includes a small run-time library that provides basic system services that most programs will need. This library is linked into your program by default. This section describes the services that the system library provides.

Note that the system library isn't the same as adv3, which is the standard adventure game library. Adv3 is a large library that defines a comprehensive framework for text-based Interactive Fiction; in contrast, the system library is small and provides only generic application-program services. Games written using adv3 also incorporate the system library, so the information here will be of interest to most TADS 3 programmers, whether using adv3 or not.

Program Initialization
Basic Tokenizer
Miscellaneous Library Definitions
Replacing the System Library