Command Line Reference#

Lissp Command#

A normal install of the hissp package will also install the lissp command-line tool for running Lissp code. This is a convenience executable for starting python -m hissp, whose minimal options were modeled after Python’s most commonly used:

usage: lissp [-h] [-i] [-c cmd] [file] [args [args ...]]

(Hissp X.X.X) Starts the REPL if there are no arguments.

positional arguments:
  file        Run this file as main script. (- for stdin.)
  args        Arguments for the script.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  -i          Drop into REPL after the script.
  -c cmd      Run this string as main script (with prelude).

The Lissp Compiler#

The recommended way to compile Lissp modules is with transpile calls in files for packaged modules, or in the main module for any modules not in a package.

One-offs are easy to do manually in the REPL, but an external build system may need to use shell commands. It is possible to run transpile commands in the shell via python -c or lissp -c.

For example, using hissp.reader.transpile, a package name, and module names,

$ alias lisspt="lissp -c '(hissp..transpile : :* ([#1:] sys..argv))'"
$ lisspt pkg foo # Transpiles pkg/foo.lissp to pkg/ in a package context.
$ lisspt pkg.sub foo # Transpiles pkg/sub/foo.lissp to .py in subpackage context.
$ lisspt "" foo bar # foo.lissp, bar.lissp to, without a package.

or using hissp.reader.transpile_file, a file name, and a package name,

$ alias lissptf="lissp -c '(hissp.reader..transpile_file : :* ([#1:] sys..argv))'"
$ lissptf spam.lissp # Transpile a single file without a package.
$ cd pkg
$ lissptf eggs.lissp pkg # must declare the package name
$ cd sub
$ lissptf ham.lissp pkg.sub # separate subpackage name with dot