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       sisc - Second Interpreter of Scheme Code


       sisc [ option ...  ] [ argument ...  [ -- [ program‐option ...  ] ]


       SISC,  the  Second  Interpreter of Scheme Code, is an extensible Java based interpreter of
       the Scheme language as described in the  Revised^5  Report  on  the  Algorithmic  Language
       Scheme and adds numerous extensions including Java integration.


       -c name

       --call-with-args name
              Calls  the top‐level procedure name with the remaining command‐line arguments after
              the -- delimiter.

       -e expr

       --eval expr
              Evaluates the provided expression.


              Instructs SISC to run the command line and then exit without entering the REPL.

       -h heap‐file

       --heap heap‐file
              Specifies that heap-file should be used as the initial heap image.

       -p config‐file

       --properties config‐file
              Specifies a Java property file that contains application properties.

       -l [<host>:]<port>

       --listen [<host>:]<port>
              Server Mode.  Listen on <host>/<port> for REPL connections.


       The commandline is processed in the following manner.

       First, the entire command line is processed,  noting  the  settings  of  each  switch  and
       accumulating all Scheme source files and arguments after the end of options sequence.

       Second, the heap file is loaded.

       Third,  each  Scheme  source file is loaded in the order they occured on the command line.
       Errors are noted.

       Fourth, if present, the expression in an --eval switch is evaluated. Errors are noted.

       Fifth, if present, named function in a --call-with-args switch is applied to the arguments
       after the end of options sequence.  Its return value is noted.

       Sixth, --no-repl was not specified, the REPL is invoked.

       Finally,  if  the REPL was run if its return value is an integer, that integer is returned
       as SISC's overall return code. If the REPL was not run, and  any  return  code  supporting
       step  above  was  run, the most recent return code is returned. If no return code step was
       performed, but a success/failure step  was  performed,  1  is  returned  if  any  failures
       occured, 0 otherwise.


       SISC  supports  all  the required SRFI‐22 bootstraps, consult the body of SRFI‐22 for more
       information about using it to write executable Scheme programs.


       For further information on SISC,  please  read  the  SISC  for  Seasoned  Schemers  manual
       available at



       Submit bug reports to the SISC Users Mailing List.


       SISC  was  created  by  Scott G. Miller ( with significant contribution
       from Matthias Radestock (