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       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++


       -a <author>
              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.

       -d <Description>
              Sets a brief description of the project.

       -l <File>
              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
              generated files.

       -n <name>
              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.

       -p <name>
              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 <>




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