Command Line Reference

Lissp Command

A normal install of the hissp package with pip and setuptools 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 ...]]

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 __init__.py files (or the main module).

This can be done manually in the REPL. However, 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_file,

$ alias lisspc="lissp -c '(hissp.reader..transpile_file : :* (getitem sys..argv (slice 1 None)))'"
$ lisspc spam.lissp
$ cd foopackage
$ lisspc eggs.lissp foopackage