.L File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .L file extension:

  1. Left Audio Channel File
  2. Lex Source File
  3. Game of Life File

1. Left Audio Channel File

Left Audio Channel File
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    4.6 (9 votes)
  • Category Audio Files
  • Format N/A

Audio file containing the left channel of an audio track; may be exported by an audio production program, such as Digital Performer (Mac) or Cubase (Mac and Windows).

Software's name License Platforms
Apple iTunes or other music player Apple iTunes or other music player MacWindows

Updated: November 18, 2006

2. Lex Source File

Lex Source File

Source code file written for Lex, a program used to generate lexical analyzers; contains formal declarations for allowable source code syntax in a file; used for specifying the recognized syntax of source code.

A lexical analyzer allows developers to convert text into a sequence of "tokens," which is required in the process of compiling source code. Lex generates a C source code from an input L file.

NOTE: Lex is often used in combination with Yacc, a program used to generate source code parsers.

Software's name License Platforms
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
Apple Xcode Apple Xcode Freeware Mac
GNU Emacs GNU Emacs Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Lex Lex Free Linux
Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio Commercial Windows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows
Vim Vim Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: September 20, 2010

3. Game of Life File

Game of Life File
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    3.7 (32 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

Contains a pattern of dots that is used as the starting point for "The Game of Life," a mathematical game developed by John Conway; often used for teaching purposes in math and computer science.

The basic rules of "The Game of Life" are 1) an empty space becomes a dot if exactly 3 neighbors are dots, 2) a dot with 2 or 3 neighboring dots stays a dot, and 3) all other cases, the space becomes or remains empty. The result is the development of some interesting patterns.

Software's name License Platforms
Game of Life Java applet Game of Life Java applet LinuxMacWindows
Life32 Life32 Windows

Updated: March 28, 2008

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