.H 1 proto .B proto converts ANSI C prototype constructs to constructs compatible with K&R C, ANSI C, and C++. Only files with the line .EX #pragma prototyped .EE in the first 64 lines are processed; other files are silently ignored. This is how .B advsoft source is first shipped to foreign architectures. Once .B advsoft is bootstrapped the .RB non- proto source can be built using the .B advsoft tools. .P .B proto also converts in the other direction by providing .I extern prototypes for a collection of K&R source files and by converting K&R source files in place. K&R to ANSI is not 100%, but is a good starting point for manual conversion. .P .B proto is token based (no C grammar); this allows it to convert before C preprocessing, and also allows .B proto to be inserted into the standalone .BR cpp . This is how .B nmake compiles ANSI C source with K&R compilers.