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With the introduction of PrologScript (see section 126.96.36.199), using shell scripts as explained in this section has become redundant for most applications.
Especially on Unix systems and not-too-large applications, writing a shell script that simply loads your application and calls the entry point is often a good choice. A skeleton for the script is given below, followed by the Prolog code to obtain the program arguments.
#!/bin/sh base=<absolute-path-to-source> PL=swipl exec $PL -q -f "$base/load" --
:- initialization go. go :- current_prolog_flag(argv, Arguments), go(Arguments). go(Args) :- ...
On Windows systems, similar behaviour can be achieved by creating a
shortcut to Prolog, passing the proper options or writing a