|0.1.0||Apr 30, 2020|
#962 in Development tools
LDPL in Rust
LDPL is a powerful compiled programming language designed from the ground up to be excessively expressive, readable, fast and easy to learn. It mimics plain English, in the likeness of the good parts of older programming languages like COBOL, with the desire that it can be understood by anybody. LDPL was designed to run on Unix systems, including AMD-64 Linux, macOS, ARMv8 Linux, Android Termux and both Intel and PowerPC OS X (tested from Tiger 10.4 onwards). It even supports UTF-8 out of the box.
— The Official LDPL Repository
This is an experimental LDPL 4.4 compiler written in Rust. Like the official compiler, LDPL code is translated to C++ code and then compiled into a standalone binary. Generated code should be 100% compatible with the official compiler, meaning LDPL-RS should work just fine with regular LDPL extensions.
Once you've got all that, building is a breeze:
git clone git://github.com/xvxx/ldpl-rs cd ldpl-rs make
If that works, you've successfully built an
ldpl-rs binary that you
can use to compile any of the official LDPL examples:
git clone -b 4.4 git://github.com/lartu/ldpl ./ldpl-rs ldpl/examples/99bottles.ldpl
You can also use the "run" command to build and run a file in one go:
./ldpl-rs run ldpl/examples/99bottles.ldpl 99 bottles of beer on the wall...
To take it with you, just copy
something else in your
This project is in its infancy, but can compile simple LDPL programs. It supports all LDPL 4.4 statements, including C++ extensions, and can compile and run all the examples that shipped with LDPL 4.4. It can also compile Gild and ldpl-todo.
It passes 11 of 12 of the official LDPL tests.
However, these features are currently unsupported (but coming soon):
- nested collections (NUMBER LIST LIST LIST)
- OF syntax (LIST OF NUMBERS)
To run the tests, clone this project (instructions above) and run:
LDPLTest Pass/Fail Status
LDPL Examples Pass/Fail Status
The LDPL-RS Compiler is distributed under the Apache 2.0 License, same as the official LDPL compiler. All LDPL Dinosaur logos where created by Lartu and are released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Portions of LDPL-RS are copied directly from LDPL. Thank you to the LDPL community for all their contributions!