kempe: Kempe compiler

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Kempe is a stack-based language


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Dependencies array, base (>=4.9 && <5), bytestring, composition-prelude (>=2.0.2.0), containers (>=0.6.0.0), deepseq, microlens, microlens-mtl, mtl, optparse-applicative, prettyprinter (>=1.7.0), process (>=1.2.3.0), temporary, text, transformers [details]
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Copyright Copyright: (c) 2020-2021 Vanessa McHale
Author Vanessa McHale
Maintainer vamchale@gmail.com
Category Language, Compilers
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/vmchale/kempe
Uploaded by vmchale at 2021-12-13T21:08:59Z
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Kempe

Kempe is a stack-based language and toy compiler for x86_64 and aarch64. It requires the nasm assembler when targeting x86_64.

Inspiration is primarily from Mirth.

See manual here. There is also a tour of the compiler available here.

Installation

Installation is via cabal-install:

cabal install kempe

For shell completions put the following in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile:

eval "$(kc --bash-completion-script kc)"

Defects

  • Errors don't have position information

  • Monomorphization fails on recursive polymorphic functions

    Hopefully this isn't too sinful; I can't think of any examples of recursive polymorphic functions

  • Can't export or call C functions with more than 6 arguments; can't call or export large arguments (i.e. structs) passed by value.

    This is less of an impediment than it sounds like.

  • Cyclic imports are not detected

  • Imports are kind of defective

Comparison

You may wish to use Mirth or Factor instead. Mirth is statically typed (similar to Kempe) but less mature.