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abstract.py
boot.chive
chive-mode.el
chive.py
core.chive
data.py
expr.py
recon.py
semantics.py
storecont.py
syntax.py
type.py

README

Copyright 2010 Gregory L. Rosenblatt

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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= Recommendations
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Until the core libraries are finished, the best way to experiment with this
project is to run the following:

python3 chive.py -ibt boot.chive

This will evaluate the boot.chive file and drop you into interactive mode.

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= Interpreter Overview
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Phases of interpretation:

    text -> (parser) -> s-exprs -> (evaluator) -> values

A closer look at how the evaluator processes each s-expr:

    s-expr -> (expand) -> s-expr -> (semantize) -> AST -> (eval) -> value

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= Work In Progress
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Bootstrap interpreter implemented in python 3