Flix comes with a build system and package manager. The build system makes it simple to compile a Flix program to a collection of Java classes and to build a fat JAR. The package manager makes it possible to create Flix packages, publish them on GitHub, and depend on them via a manifest file. The package manager also makes it possible to depend on Java JAR-artifacts published on Maven.
The Flix build system supports the following commands:
init: creates a new Flix project in the current directory.
check: checks the current project for compiler errors.
build: builds the current project (i.e. emits Java bytecode).
build-jar: builds a jar-file from the current project.
build-pkg: builds a fpkg-file from the current project.
run: runs main in current project.
test: runs all tests in the current project.
All commands can be executed from the command line, from the REPL, and from VSCode.
All commands, except
build-pkg work without a manifest file. To build,
package, and publish a Flix project, a
flix.toml manifest is required. The
init command will create an empty skeleton
flix.toml manifest, if not
Flix scans for source files in the paths
Flix scans for Flix packages and JARs in the paths