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Programming language: Haskell
License: BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Latest version: v0.2.0.3

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README

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.