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Installing Irken

Irken can be downloaded from its GitHub page.

Clone the `master` branch of the `irken-compiler` repository

git clone

Change to the newly created repository directory and run the python bootstrap script

cd irken-compiler
python util/

Compilation will take a few minutes. If you don't get any error messages, you should be ready for installation. The installation process will install all files under `/usr/local`. To install:

python util/

Once complete, you can confirm that Irken is installed and ready to use by compiling a simple demo program. Assuming `/usr/local/bin` is in your path:

irken demo/hello.scm
Hello, World!
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(double (double x))

Here is a factorial function:
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The Core Library

The 'core' (in `lib/core.scm`) contains the lowest-level primitives, a
sort of minimal set of features needed by any program.

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