axi [options] file [arguments]



prints the help message


prints the program version


enable the start module

[i] path|librarian

add a directory or librarian to the resolver path

[e] mode

force the encoding mode

[f] assert

enable assertion checking

[f] nopath

do not set initial path

[f] noseed

do not seed the random engine

[f] seed

seed the random engine


axi invokes the interpreter command line interpreter. Without arguments, the interpreter is invoked interactively. With one or several arguments, the first argument is taken as the file to execute. The rest of the command line is the arguments for the file being executed. With the help of the file resolver, a file does not have to have the .als or .axc extensions. When using a librarian, an initial module can be automatically loaded with the help of the m option. A double system separator can be used to separate the interpreter options with the program options. Normally, the encoding mode is automatically detected from the running session or from the system environment. However, the e option might be used to overwrite the default settings, especially when an file is based on one of the ISO-8859 character set.


The current version is the 2.2.0 release.


axc, axd, axl,


The distribution comes with an extensive documentation. The documentation is available online or in the doc directory in the form of formatted xhtml documents or manual pages.


The writing system has been conceived and implemented by ([email protected]) Amaury Darsch.


The writing system was originally called the Aleph programming language which has been discontinued on January 2005 when the 1.0.0 version was released. More information is available in the manual collection.