The Kitten Programming Language
Kitten is a statically typed, stack-based functional programming language designed for simplicity, speed, and safety. This is an in-progress implementation of that language, including:
An interactive console for testing code.
A compiler targeting C99.
Note: these are currently out of date with the new compiler.
Visit the official site.
Browse some examples.
Skim a quick intro.
Read a (work in progress) tutorial.
To build the latest compiler, you need Stack:
git clone https://github.com/evincarofautumn/kitten.git cd kitten/new stack build stack exec kitten # OR stack install ~/.local/bin/kitten
To build the old compiler, which will be removed soon, you need GHC ≥7.10:
git clone https://github.com/evincarofautumn/kitten.git cd kitten make
You can run the integration tests concurrently with
make -jn, where
n is the number of concurrent jobs. If you are working on the compiler, you can use
make dev to avoid checking the library dependencies on every rebuild.