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lci - a LOLCODE interpreter written in C

NOTE: For the latest LOLCODE language features, including a standard library (CAN HAS STDIO?), networking (CAN HAS SOCKS?), strings (CAN HAS STRING?), arrays (BUKKIT), and more, please use the future branch (see an example at https://github.com/justinmeza/httpd.lol/blob/master/httpd.lol)! The main branch is maintained for backwards compatibility with the LOLCODE 1.2 language specification, but all future development should be done on the future branch.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Justin J. Meza

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

ABOUT

lci is a LOLCODE interpreter written in C and is designed to be correct, portable, fast, and precisely documented.

  • correct: Every effort has been made to test lci's conformance to the LOLCODE language specification. Unit tests come packaged with the lci source code.
  • portable: lci follows the widely ported ANSI C specification allowing it to compile on a broad range of systems.
  • fast: Much effort has gone into producing simple and efficient code whenever possible to the extent that the above points are not compromised.
  • precisely documented: lci uses Doxygen to generate literate code documentation, browsable here.

This project's homepage is at http://lolcode.org. For help, visit http://groups.google.com/group/lci-general. To report a bug, go to http://github.com/justinmeza/lci/issues.

Created and maintained by Justin J. Meza justin.meza@gmail.com.

PREREQUISITES

  1. You must have CMake installed (www.cmake.org). a) If you're using a Linux distro with package managment CMake should be in your repositories.

  2. Python 2.7+ or Python 2.x with the argparse module installed.

INSTALLATION: THE EASY WAY ON LINUX OR MAC OSX

  1. run the script install.py. Note that

$ ./install.py -h

will display a list of relevant install options. For example, if I wanted to install lci to the directory "/home/kurtis/opt" I would run:

$ ./install.py --prefix="/home/kurtis/opt"

INSTALLATION: THE MORE INVOLVED WAY ON LINUX OR MAC OSX

  1. Configure lci using CMake. This can be as simple as opening up the terminal, navigating to the directory containing lci and typing:

$ cmake .

You can also provide any other argument to the CMake configuration process you'd like. To enable Memory testing turn the PERFORM_MEM_TESTS option on like so:

$ cmake -DPERFORM_MEM_TESTS:BOOL=ON .

You can also use the "ccmake" command or the CMake GUI if you prefer. See the cmake documentation for more details.

  1. Build the project:

$ make

  1. Install

$ make install

  1. (Optional) Build documentation:

$ make docs

  1. (Optional) Run tests:

$ ctest

INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS

(Note that the instructions were written from the point of view of Windows 7, but in practice, any modern version will work.)

  1. Add MinGW and Python to your PATH.
  • Start > right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings

    Environment Variables....

  • Select the "PATH" variable and click "Edit...".

  • Add ";C:\MinGW\bin;C:\Python32" to the end.

  1. Open an Administrator shell
  • Start > All Programs > Accessories > right-click Command Prompt

    Run as administrator.

  1. Navigate to the project directory using the "cd" command, for example,

cd C:\Users%user%\Documents\lci

  1. run the script install.py. Note that

install.py -h

will display a list of relevant install options. For example, if I wanted to install lci to the directory "C:\Program Files\lci" I would run:

install.py --prefix="C:/Program Files/lci"

(notice that forward slashes are used to separate directories.)