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Cork is a simple command-line calculator, mainly targeted towards people who deal with hex numbers. It deals only with integer arithmetic. Expressions may involve mixed bases (limited to decimal, hexadecimal, octal and binary numbers). The global output format may be set to a particular radix - by default it is hex.
Cork is something that I wrote over a weekend, when I was getting annoyed at having to punch in 16 digit hex numbers on my calculator. I wanted something on my screen, and naturally on the terminal. But all the calculator programs that I found online (including a REPL of Python and Octave) had a glaring problem - they could work on hex numbers, but the output was always in decimal. So I hit to
cargo new ...
Cork is a rather odd name for a calculator. I wanted something on the lines of kernel calculator, but that's way too long. So kernel became core (technically, that's what it means in English) and calculator, well that can be C. So we have CoreC ... maybe CorC ... ah right, Cork.
For Linux, you can download a pre-built binary here.
For Windows, you can download the portable executable here.
Build from source
If you have
cargo installed, then you can build this from source:
git clone https://github.com/RedDocMD/cork cd cork cargo build --release
The binary produced will be
To install from crates.io, run
cargo install cork. Then, Cork should be executable with the
Cork is normally a REPL calculator, so you can put in expressions and it displays the answer. A sample run goes like:
Welcome to cork - a calculator for hex-lovers! Press Ctrl + D to exit. cork> 0xCAFE 0xcafe cork> 0xCAFE + 2 * 8 * 0x20 0xccfe cork> set of dec cork> ans 52478 cork> 0xCAFE 51966 Exiting ...
Oh, btw, Cork uses rustyline. So you get the whole
readline goodness (including a history).
Cork also features an inline-expression evaluation mode (probably useful in scripts).
In addition, Cork can be run on a file (scripting-mode), which executes the file as a script.
Cork accepts four types of numbers:
- Decimal: These are regular numbers (10, 23245, 4124, etc).
- Hexadecimal: These are numbers prefixed by
0x(0xaA 0x5acd, 0x101c, etc).
- Octal: These are numbers prefixed by
0o(0o12, 0o55315, 0o10034, etc).
- Binary: These are numbers prefixed by
0b(0b1010, 0b101101011001101, 0b1000000011100, etc).
ans holds the answer of the last computation. It is initialized to
0 on startup.
Underscores (_) are allowed as separators.
Cork has something called set directives, which basically set some global property. They are of the form
set <key> <value>
As of now, Cork has the following keys:
|of||hex, dec, oct, bin||Sets the output format|
Temporary format conversion
ans or the result of an
expression can be temporary converted to a
different output format without change the default one. The 'to' command can
have the forms
<number> to <radix>
ans to <radix>
<expression> to <radix>
Supported output formats are:
|hex, dec, oct, bin|
cork> 0xCAFE to dec 51966 cork> 0xCAFE + 2 * 8 * 0x20 to bin 0b1100110011111110 cork> ans to hex 0xccfe cork>
-e/--expr flag, Cork accepts an expression to evaluate. The expression cannot be a set-directive. The expression is evaluated and the answer is printed in the default output radix. The
-a/--all-bases flag prints the result in all the four bases.
-f/--file flag, Cork accepts the path of a file. This file will be executed as a script from top to bottom. Any command allowed in the REPL is allowed in the script. The script will print its outputs to
stdout and its errors to
-p/--punctuate-output flag punctuates the output numbers with underscores. The same can be done with a key of the same name in the config file. The presence of this flag overrides the option set in the config file.
Cork accepts a config file in YAML. In absence of one, default values are assumed.
Cork accepts a path for its config file by the
Otherwise, Cork looks at the following places for a config file (in the specified order):
||cork>||Prompt to show at the beginning of each line|
|default_radix||Decimal, Hex, Octal, Binary||Hex||Default radix for the output format|
||true||Show the header at startup|
||false||Punctuate output numbers with underscores|
Cork is released under GNU General Public License, v2.