nqp-p(1) Not Quite Perl Compiler


nqp-p [switches] [--] [programfile] [arguments]


With no arguments, enters a REPL. With a "[programfile]" or the "-e" option, compiles the given program and by default also executes the compiled code.

  -c                   check syntax only (runs BEGIN and CHECK blocks)
  -e program           one line of program
  -h, --help           display this help text
  --target=[stage]     specify compilation stage to emit
  -t, --trace=[flags]  enable trace flags, see 'parrot --help-debug'
  --encoding=[mode]    specify string encoding mode
  -o, --output=[name]  specify name of output file
  -v, --version        display version information
  --stagestats         display time spent in the compilation stages
  --ll-backtrace       display a low level backtrace on errors

Note that only boolean single-letter options may be bundled

Supported stages for --target are:

 parse past post pir evalpmc


 parse = a representation of the parse tree
 past  = an intermediate format representing the parrot abstract syntax tree
 post  = an intermediate format representing the parrot opcode syntax tree
 pir   = the parrot intermediate representation


To specify options to the underlying parrot VM, you must explicitly run parrot; you cannot specify these options by using the "perl6" executable.

 parrot [parrot switches] perl6.pbc [switches] [--] [programfile] [arguments]

See "parrot --help" for a list of valid parrot options.


Written by the NQP contributors, see the CREDITS file.

This manual page was written by Alessandro Ghedini for the Debian project, and may be used by others.