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NAME

       ecl - Embeddable Common Lisp

SYNOPSIS

       ecl [-? | --help]
       [--dir dir] [--load file] [--shell file] [--eval expr]
       [--norc] [--hp | --nohp]
       [--debug | --nodevbug]
       [--c-stack size] [--lisp-stack size]
       [--heap-size size] [--frame-stack size]
       [[-o ofile] [-c [cfile]] [-h [hfile]] [--data [datafile]]
        [-s] [-q] --compile file]
       [[-o ofile] --link file+]
       [--input-encoding external-format] [--output-encoding external-format]
       [--error-encoding external-format] [--encoding external-format]
       DEPRECATION NOTE: one-dash versions of long flags(e.g. -eval or -data) are deprecated; you
       should use two-dash versions (e.g. --eval or --data) now.

DESCRIPTION

       ECL (Embeddable Common-Lisp) is an interpreter of the Common-Lisp language as described in
       the  X3J13  Ansi  specification,  featuring  CLOS (Common-Lisp Object System), conditions,
       loops, etc. plus a translator to C, which can produce standalone executables.

       ECL supports the operating systems Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD,  OpenBSD,  OS  X,  Solaris  and
       Windows, running on top of the Intel, Sparc, Alpha, PowerPC and ARM processors.

       The current ECL implementation features:

       ·      A bytecode compiler and interpreter.

       ·      Compiles Lisp also with any C/C++ compiler

       ·      Can build standalone executables and libraries

       ·      ASDF, Sockets, Gray streams, MOP, and other useful components

       ·      Extremely portable

       ·      A reasonable license

       ecl without any argument starts the interactive lisp session.

OPTIONS

       -?, --help
                 Shows the help prompt without running the ECL.

       --norc    Do not load configuration files at startup.

       --version Prints the current version of ECL, without running the ECL.

       -debug    Turned on by default, this enables the debugging in the setup phase, so that you
                 can debug your files.

       --nodebug Run without debugging setup phase, meaning that errors prevent ECL from starting
                 up.

       --eval file
                 Evaluate the file before loading the .rc file and starting the Top Level.

       --shell file
                 Executes the given file and exits, without providing a read-eval-print loop.  If
                 you  want   to   use   lisp   as   a   scripting   language,   you   can   write
                 #!${exec_prefix}/bin/ecl  --shell  on the first line of the file to be executed,
                 and then ECL will be automatically invoked.

       --load file
                 Load source file before loading the .rc file and starting the Top Level.

       --dir directory
                 Use directory as a system directory.

       --heap-size size
                 Specify heap size in kilobytes.

       --lisp-stack size
                 Specify stack size in kilobytes for lisp system.

       --frame-stack size
                 Specify frame stack size in kilobytes.

       --c-stack size
                 Specify stack size in kilobytes for C compiler.

       --trap-fpe
                 Make ECL debugger catch floating point exception.

       --no-trap-fpe
                 Make ECL debugger not catch floating point exception.

       --encoding encoding
                 Specify the external encoding for standard input, output, trace and error.

       --input-encoding encoding
                 Specify the external encoding for standard input.

       --output-encoding encoding
                 Specify the external encoding for standard output.

       --error-encoding encoding
                 Specify the external encoding for standard error.

       -o file   Provide the output target file for compilation.

       -c cfile  When compiling name  the  intermediary  C  file  cfile  and  do  not  delete  it
                 afterwards.

       -h cfile  When  compiling  name  the  intermediary  C  file  cfile  and  do  not delete it
                 afterwards.

       --data [datafile]
                 Dumps compiler data into datafile or, if not supplied, into a file  named  after
                 the source file, but with .data as extension.

       --compile file
                 Translates  file  to C and invokes the local C compiler to produce a native code
                 program.

       -q        Short for quiet - produce less notes.

       --hp      This option is deprecated and doesn't do anything.

       --nodp    This option is deprecated and doesn't do anything.

       -s        Produce a linkable object file. It cannot be loaded with load,  but  it  can  be
                 used to build libraries or standalone executable programs.

       AUTHORS

              The  original  version  was  developed  by Giuseppe Attardi starting from the Kyoto
              Common Lisp implementation by Taiichi Yuasa, Masami Hagiya. Further development was
              lead  by  Juan  Jose  Garcia  Ripoll.   The  current  maintainer  of  ECL is Daniel
              Kochmański, who can be reached at the ECL mailing list.

FILES

       ~/.ecl, ~/.eclrc
              Default initialization  files  loaded  at  startup  unless  the  option  --norc  is
              provided.  (if they exist).

SEE ALSO

       ANSI

       The

BUGS

       Unfortunately  it  is  possible that there are some bugs in the program.  In case you find
       any bug, please report it as an issue (after making sure that it hasn't been  reported  or
       fixed) to official gitlab repository: https://gitlab.com/embeddable-common-lisp/ecl/issues
       .

LICENSE

       ECL is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the  GNU
       Library  General  Public  License  as  published  by  the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version; see file 'Copying'.  This
       program  is  distributed  in  the  hope  that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU Library General Public License for more details.

       You  should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along with this
       program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge,  MA
       02139, USA.

       Please  report  bugs,  comments,  suggestions  to  the ecl mailing list: ecl-devel@common-
       lisp.net (or use gitlab).