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Manual Reference Pages  -  FERITE (1)

NAME

ferite - ferite programming lanugage command line tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Bugs
Author
URL(s)

SYNOPSIS

ferite [options] name_of_script [-- options to script]

DESCRIPTION

This little program allows you to run a ferite script from the command line. It is particularily useful for testing scripts and for writing programs that are not tied to another application.

To get a list of options, use ’ferite --help’.

OPTIONS

The ferite options are listed below. In keeping with the freedom-of-choice philosophy, options may be eliminated or default values chosen at compile-time, so options and defaults listed may not accurately reflect the version installed on your system.

-h,--help Show the current for the program

--version
  Show the current version or the program

--copyright
  Show the current copyright for the program

-v,--verbose
  This will cause the ferite executable to be verbose, this means that it will explain where abouts in the grand scheme of things it is, eg. loading a file, compiling it, deleting it.

-s,--showargs
  This will cause the program to dump the list of arguments it is passing to the initialisation of the ferite engine.

-e script, --execute script
  This will cause ferite to instead of loading a disk file to compile and run, use the string script. eg. ferite -e "uses ’console’; Console.println(’Hello’);" - this will print out Hello

-c,--compile-only
  ferite will only compile the program - this is useful for checking that you have written syntacically correct code

-w,--warnings
  ferite will display any warnings that are accumilated whilst compiling or executing a script.

-Ipath, --include path
  This will add path to the list of directories that ferite searches for library files, this is useful if you are say testing a library before installing it, or have particular paths for files [eg. a home directory].

-Pmodule, --preload module
  This will add module to the list of modules that get loaded into the system before the script is compiled.

The following options are specific to the engine and can be used where ever the engine is used.

--fe-debug
  This will turn on internal debugging of the engine. This will (if the engine has been compiled with --enable-debug) cause a huge amount of data to be outputed onto stdout. The information contained within it is invaluable - tracking of function execution flow, all sorts of messages allowing for the very quick location of bugs.

--fe-use-classic
  ferite by default uses’s it’s own memory suballocator called jedi but there are times when it is useful to either access the system’s malloc directly, or to track when memory is being used. If ferite is compiled with debugging, the classic memory manager will track memory allocations and dump a table at the end of the program’s execution to show all allocated memory. This is vital for tracking memory leaks. WARNING: This mode will cause ferite’s speed to drop immensily - it’s only useful for debugging the engine.

--fe-show-mem-use
  ferite keeps internal counters of memory useage, use this to see at the end of a programs execution how much memory is still allocated, or has been allocated.

--fe-use-mm-with-pcre
  Tell ferite to use it’s own memory manager with the pcre regular expression library

BUGS

Of course! What software project would be without bugs? Please Please, email bug reports to ferite-devel@lists.sourceforge.net - thanks.

AUTHOR

ferite is designed and implemented by Chris Ross <chris@darkrock.co.uk>

URL(s)

ferite Home Page -- http://www.ferite.org/
Author’s Home Page -- http://www.darkrock.co.uk/
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