Compile a system into an executable.
trivial-build launches a new process of whichever implementation you're running, loads a system, sets up an entrypoint, and dumps the executable. The Lisp subprocess then dies, much like those deep-sea squids that die giving birth.
CL-USER> (build :system-name "(code-to-execute-on-startup)" #p"path/to/output.exe")
CL-USER> (trivial-build:build :uiop "(format t \"~A~%\" 1)" #p"/home/eudoxia/binary") Launch: "/usr/local/bin/sbcl" --eval "(ql:quickload :UIOP)" --eval "(setf uiop:*image-entry-point* #'(lambda () (format t \"~A~%\" 1)))" --eval "(uiop:dump-image #P\"/home/eudoxia/binary\" :executable t #+sb-core-compression :compression #+sb-core-compression t)" This is SBCL 1.2.9, an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp. More information about SBCL is available at <http://www.sbcl.org/>. SBCL is free software, provided as is, with absolutely no warranty. It is mostly in the public domain; some portions are provided under BSD-style licenses. See the CREDITS and COPYING files in the distribution for more information. To load "uiop": Load 1 ASDF system: uiop ; Loading "uiop" [undoing binding stack and other enclosing state... done] [saving current Lisp image into /home/eudoxia/binary: writing 5824 bytes from the read-only space at 0x20000000 writing 3168 bytes from the static space at 0x20100000 writing 56950784 bytes from the dynamic space at 0x1000000000 done] #P"/home/eudoxia/binary"
And the output:
$[ eudoxia@laptop ] ~ $> ./binary 1 $[ eudoxia@laptop ] ~ $>
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