Provided by: iconx_9.4.3-7ubuntu1_amd64 bug


       icon - execute Icon program


       icon sourcefile [ arg ... ]
       icon -P 'program' [ arg ... ]


       Icon  is  a  simple  interface  for  executing  programs  written  in the Icon programming
       language.  The source code is translated and linked, then executed with the given list  of

       Without  -P, a single source file is read; its name must be given exactly and need not end
       in .icn.  A sourcefile name of - reads the source code from standard input.

       With -P, a small program can be embedded within a larger shell script.  In this  case  the
       program  argument  is  a  complete  Icon  program,  typically given as a multi-line quoted

       Translation  and  linking  is  silent,  suppressing  progress  messages,  and   undeclared
       identifiers  are  diagnosed.  This mirrors the behavior of the icont command when run with
       -s and -u options.

       An Icon source file can be made directly executable by setting the appropriate  permission
       bits and beginning it with a shell header.  If the first line of the file is
            #!/usr/bin/env icon
       then  icon  is  found  on  the  command search path and called to process the program upon


       The environment variables described under icont(1) can also be used with the icon command.
       Normally, none of these are needed.


       icont(1),  the  full-featured  interface  supporting separate compilation, multiple source
       files, and other features.

       The Icon Programming Language.  Griswold and Griswold, Peer-to-Peer, third edition, 1996.

       Graphics Programming in Icon.  Griswold, Jeffery, and Townsend, Peer-to-Peer, 1998.

       Version 9.4.3 of Icon.