A Clojure-like Lisp on Rubinius.
Try to contain your excitement, please.
To get Apricot up and running, make sure you have Rubinius and Bundler
installed. The easiest way to get Rubinius is with RVM.
Whenever you are using Apricot you need to be running Rubinius in Ruby 1.9
mode. We make this easy in the Apricot repository with the
file which RVM automatically reads to figure out which Ruby to switch to.
$ rvm install rbx-head --1.9 $ rvm use rbx-head $ gem install bundler $ bundle
Apricot provides a nice read-eval-print-loop with line editing, history,
tab-completion, and some interesting commands like
!bytecode. To enter the
REPL just run:
Once in the repl you can ask for help by using
!help and you can exit with
!exit. See the documentation of any function with
(doc <name>). Play
kernel/core.apr and try out our functions, and make some of
your own. Experiment. Tell us what you think!
apr> (+ 1 2 3) => 6 apr> (map (fn [x] (* x x)) (Range. 1 10)) => [1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100] apr> (defn square [x] (* x x)) => #<Proc:0x330@(eval):3 (lambda)> apr> (map square (Range. 1 10)) => [1 4 9 16 25 36 49 64 81 100] apr> (map (comp str square) (Range. 1 10)) => ["1" "4" "9" "16" "25" "36" "49" "64" "81" "100"] apr> (doc comp) ------------------------- comp ( [f] [f g] [f g h] [f1 f2 f3 & fs]) Take a set of functions and return a fn that is the composition of those fns. The returned fn takes a variable number of args, applies the rightmost of fns to the args, the next fn (right-to-left) to the result, etc. => nil
So you want to put your program in a file and not type it into the REPL? Sure:
$ cat hello.apr (puts "Hello, world!") $ bin/apricot hello.apr Hello, world!
Contact / Bug Reports
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