falconeer.fal - Falcon skeleton module startup configurator script
falconeer.fal -n moduleName [options]
The falconeer.fal script configures a directory containing the Falcon
Skeleton Module so that it becomes ready for compilation under all the
systems supported by Falcon.
Although not mandatory, a developer willing to write native modules for
Falcon may use this facility to speed up the startup phase and begin
with an already compilable module.
The configuration consists in the renaming of the module files into the
module name specified in the command line, and in the update of the
makefiles and project files provided for the various development
platform Falcon can be built on.
Other than the project name, the script allows to configure other
options, that will affect the template variables that will be
substituted in the modified files.
Once configured and built, the skeleton module provides already a
skeleton() symbol that is exported to the VM, and a service that
exports that function (defined in the fskelmod_mod.cpp file) to C++
Specifies the author name.
-c "<copyright owner>"
Indicates the copyright owner, if different from the author, to
be set on the copyright line, right beside the copyright year.
Sets a brief description of the project.
Loads a license plate (a long statement indicating the license
under which the files are distributed) from a template file. If
not given, the standard FPLL license plate is applied to the
Sets the (short) name of the project. Files will be renamed
accordingly to this value, and also the final module name will
be configured using this setting.
Sets the main project hood under which the file is created.
Usually, modules are part of wider projects, or can be
distributed as sets. If not set, the text "The Falcon
Programming Language" will be used instead.
The file version.h cannot currently be properly configured. Edit it by
On some systems, falconeer.fal script can be "proxied" with a falconeer
pseudo command (shell script, batch file and so on).
Giancarlo Niccolai <email@example.com>
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