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Amulet is no longer under development. If you're interested in other languages which compile to Lua, do check out this list.


Amulet is a simple functional programming language in the ML tradition, with support for higher-rank parametric polymorphic types and row-polymorphic records, pattern matching with algebraic data types, and tail recursion elimination.

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Installation instructions

For your convenience, we provide pre-built tarballs for x86_64 Linux that are compiled every night from the master branch (as part of the nightly build job, linked above). Install them with the magic install script:

curl | env CHANNEL=nightly sh -

Building from Source

Make sure you have a functional Haskell toolchain including Stack. Since Amulet has a lot of object files (around 125 for the amc executable, not counting all of the Haskell dependencies that are shipped as .a static libraries), we use the LLVM lld linker in the Cabal file.

If you do not wish to use lld, remove all the ghc-options: stanzas from the amuletml.cabal file; This sed command should do the trick, too.

sed -re 's;-optl-fuse-ld=lld;;g' -i amuletml.cabal

Amulet ships with its own set of libraries. Make sure they are installed. amc will look for its libraries in one of the following directories:

$(dirname $(which amc))/lib
$(dirname $(which amc))/../lib

The script tools/ will take care of building and installing the libraries, using Stack.