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Friday, June 29, 2012

Amethyst migrated to github

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Amethyst was my totally awesome idea for coding Perl with Ruby syntax.

I just moved it to github, fixed a bunch of bugs, added some examples and better command line interface.

It doesn't do anything much more complicated than this:

hello = ["Hello", "world!"]

puts(hello.join(", "))

ary = [2,10,30]
ary2 ={|x| x*3}

ary.each_with_index{|element, i|
  print("* ", i, " => ", element, "\n")

but it's meant to be fun, not useful.

There's some interesting magic inside and if you want to learn to write parsers with Parser::RecDescent it's not the worst place to start.

If someone wants to turn it into a real language (CoffeScript kind of real), go ahead, code any patches you want, and send me pull requests on github.

As I promised, I intend to migrate the rest of my old software to github and clean it up a bit in process.

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