This repo contains the Nim compiler, Nim's stdlib, tools and documentation.
Compiling the Nim compiler is quite straightforward. Because the Nim compiler itself is written in the Nim programming language the C source of an older version of the compiler are needed to bootstrap the latest version. The C sources are available in a separate repo here.
The compiler currently supports the following platform and architecture combinations:
- Windows (Windows XP or greater) - x86 and x86_64
- Linux (most, if not all, distributions) - x86, x86_64, ppc64 and armv6l
- Mac OS X 10.04 or higher - x86, x86_64 and ppc64
In reality a lot more are supported, however they are not tested regularly.
To build from source you will need:
- gcc 3.x or later recommended. Other alternatives which may work are: clang, Visual C++, Intel's C++ compiler
- git or wget
If you are on a fairly modern *nix system, the following steps should work:
$ git clone git://github.com/Araq/Nim.git $ cd Nim $ git clone --depth 1 git://github.com/nim-lang/csources $ cd csources && sh build.sh $ cd .. $ bin/nim c koch $ ./koch boot -d:release
koch install [dir] may then be used to install Nim, but lots of things don't work then so don't do that. Add it to your PATH instead. More
koch related options are documented in
The above steps can be performed on Windows in a similar fashion, the
build64.bat (for x86_64 systems) are provided to be used
The compiler and the standard library are licensed under the MIT license, except for some modules where the documentation suggests otherwise. This means that you can use any license for your own programs developed with Nim, allowing you to create commercial applications.
Read copying.txt for more details.
Copyright (c) 2006-2015 Andreas Rumpf. All rights reserved.