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REP(1) REP(1)


rep - Read, Eval, Print Interpreter


rep [ FILE ] [ --batch ] [ --interp ] [ -f, --call FUNCTION ] [ -l, --load FUNCTION ] [ -s, --scheme FILE ] [ --version ] [ --no-rc ] [ -q, --quit ]


rep `librep' is a dialect of Lisp, designed to be used both as an extension language for applications and as a general purpose programming language. It was originally written to be mostly-compatible with Emacs Lisp, but has subsequently diverged markedly. Its aim is to combine the best features of Scheme and Common Lisp and provide an environment that is comfortable for implementing both small and large scale systems. It tries to be a "pragmatic" programming language.


load the Lisp file FILE (from the cwd if possible, implies --batch mode)
Batch mode: process options and exit.
Interpreted mode: don't load compile Lisp files.
Call the Lisp function FUNCTION.
Load the file of Lisp forms called FILE.
Load the file of Scheme forms called FILE (implies --batch mode).
Print version details.
Don't load rc or site-init files.
Terminate the interpreter process.


The programs are documented fully by John Harper available via the Info system.


This manual page was written by Christian Marillat <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

04 avril 2003