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8.1 Invoking mixguile

Invoking mixguile without arguments will enter the Guile REPL (read-eval-print loop) after loading, if it exists, the user’s initialisation file (~/.mdk/mixguile.scm).

mixguile accepts the same command line options than Guile:

mixguile [-s SCRIPT] [-c EXPR] [-l FILE] [-e FUNCTION] [-qhv]
         [--help] [--version]

The meaning of these options is as follows:

User Option: -h
User Option: --help

Prints usage summary and exits.

User Option: -v
User Option: --version

Prints version and copyleft information and exits.

User Option: -s SCRIPT

Loads Scheme code from script, evaluates it and exits. This option can be used to write executable Scheme scripts, as described in Scheme scripts.

User Option: -c EXPR

Evaluates the given Scheme expression and exits.

User Option: -l FILE

Loads the given Scheme file and enters the REPL (read-eval-print loop).

User Option: -e FUNCTION

After reading the script, executes the given function using the provided command line arguments. For instance, you can write the following Scheme script:

#! /usr/bin/mixguile \
-e main -s

;;; execute a given program and print the registers.

(define main
  (lambda (args)
    ;; load the file provided as a command line argument
    (mix-load (cadr args))
    ;; execute it
    ;; print the contents of registers

save it in a file called, say, foo, make it executable, and run it as

$ ./foo hello

This invocation will cause the evaluation of the main function with a list of command line parameters as its argument (("./foo" "hello") in the above example. Note that command line options to mixguile must be written in their own line after the \ symbol.

User Option: -q

Do not load user’s initialisation file. When mixguile starts up, it looks for a file named mixguile.scm in the user’s MDK configuration directory (~/.mdk), and loads it if it exists. This option tells mixguile to skip this initialisation file loading.

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