A Lisp Interpreter Experiment
Go

README.md

Sputter (a Lisp Interpreter)

Sputter is a simple Lisp Interpreter written in Go. Basically, it's just me having some fun and trying to improve my Go skills. That means you're unlikely to find something you'd want to use in production here. On the other hand, if you want to join in on the fun, you're more than welcome to.

How To Install

Make sure your GOPATH is set, then run go get to retrieve the package.

go get github.com/kode4food/sputter

How To Invoke The Interpreter

Once you've installed the package, you can run it from GOPATH/bin like so.

sputter ./examples/test.lisp

Current Status

I just started this thing and it's still pretty fragile, but that will change rapidly. The current built-in forms are:

  • Control and Branching: if, cond, quote, do
  • Numeric: +, -, *, /, =, <, <=, >, >=
  • Variables and Functions: defvar, let, defun, lambda
  • Predicates: eq, nil?, list?
  • Lists: list, cons, car, cdr, first, second, third
  • I/O: print, println

License (MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2017 Thomas S. Bradford

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.