NAME

Sidef - The Sidef programming language.

DESCRIPTION

Sidef is a modern, high-level, general-purpose programming language, inspired by Ruby, Perl 6 and Go.

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The main features of Sidef include:

  • object-oriented programming

  • functional programming

  • functional pattern matching

  • optional lazy evaluation

  • multiple dispatch

  • lexical scoping

  • lexical closures

  • keyword arguments

  • regular expressions

  • runtime metaprogramming

  • support for using Perl modules

  • optional dynamic type checking

  • big integers, rationals, floats and complex numbers

SYNOPSIS

    use Sidef;

    my $sidef = Sidef->new(
                           name => 'test',       # name of the program
                           opt  => {},           # command-line options
                           parser_opt => {},     # parser options
                          );

    # Sidef code
    my $code = 'say "1 + 2 = #{1 + 2}"';

    # Execute the code
    $sidef->execute_code($code);

    # Compile the code to Perl
    my $perl = $sidef->compile_code($code, 'Perl');

    # Parse the Sidef code into an AST
    my $ast = $sidef->parse_code($code);

    # Optimize the AST by performing constant-folding
    my $oast = $sidef->optimize_ast($ast);

    # Compile the AST back into Sidef code
    print $sidef->compile_ast($oast, 'Sidef');

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

new

    my $s = Sidef->new(name => '...');

Creates a new Sidef object and returns it.

parse_code

    my $ast = $s->parse_code($code);

Parses a given Sidef code and returns the AST.

optimize_ast

    my $oast = $s->optimize_ast($ast);

Performs constant-folding and some other optimizations on a given AST.

Returns a new optimized AST.

compile_ast

    my $ccode = $s->compile_ast($ast, $backend);

Compiles the AST into code and returns it.

Valid values for the backend are: 'Sidef', 'Perl'.

compile_code

    my $ccode = $s->compile_code($code, $backend)

Parses and compiles the given Sidef code into target code and returns it.

Valid values for the backend are: 'Sidef', 'Perl'.

execute_code

    my $result = $s->execute_code($code);

Parses, compiles and executes a given Sidef code and returns the result of the last statement.

WWW

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LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2013-2019 Daniel Șuteu, Ioana Fălcușan

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

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