Command-line options

By default, launching Storm Storm from the command line launches the REPL (i.e. an interactive session) for Basic Storm. This behavior can be changed by using different command-line flags, or by passing files or directories as parameters. Storm will try to run code from any files specified directly (see below).

To start a REPL of another language, pass -l <language>. For example: Storm -l bs to start the Basic Storm REPL. This can also be used to force starting the REPL if another option would cause something else to happen.

To pass a string to the REPL of a language, use the flag -c. For example: Storm -l bs -c 1+2 sends the expression 1+2 to the Basic Storm REPL. This flag can of course be used without the -l flag.

To run a single function, use the -f flag. This function may not take any parameters, and not all return types are supported. Example: Storm -f foo.main.

To specify a root path, use -r. For example: StormMain -r root/ launches Storm with root/ as the root directory. The default root directory depends on your system. If you have Storm installed in your system, it resides in /usr/share/storm on most systems. Otherwise, it is the root/ directory relative to the directory of the executable file.

It is also possible to import specific directories into the package tree. This is done with the -i and -I flags. -i takes one parameter, the name of a file or directory to be imported. This file is placed in a package with the same name as the file or directory. For example Storm -i will import the contents of into the package myfile. If you wish to specify the location of the imports, use -I <package> <file> instead. For example: -I mypkg imports the file into mypkg instead. Both -i and -I works with both files and directories. These flags do not alter the default behavior, so unless you specify something else, a REPL is still launched.

Any options without a preceding flag are treated the same as -i (i.e. as the names of files or directories), with one important difference: Storm will try to execute the function main from these imports if they exist. So, to run the function main in the file, one can type Storm To launch the REPL in this context, either type storm -i or storm -l bs.