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buildozer -v android debug error
4 projects | reddit.com/r/kivy | 2 Nov 2021
[INFO]: -> running basename https://github.com/libffi/libffi/archive/v3.3.tar.gz
Part 1. Small Intro to SWIG
1 project | reddit.com/r/perl | 22 Oct 2021
libffi C library
Julia ❤ Python
5 projects | dev.to | 24 Jul 2021
If you have read my earlier posts you know I love multilingual programming. One important part of multilingual programming is how to interface one language with other. Typically this is called FFI or foreign function interface. At the lowest level often there are libraries (aka bindings) to talk across languages or across implementations of same language e.g. libffi. In my undergrad we did a group project where we created language bindings to separate algorithmic part written in python and opencv and X11 logic in c.
Can't compile gollvm on Void Linux
1 project | reddit.com/r/voidlinux | 9 Jan 2021
is itself related to the bug in the build script, for https://github.com/libffi/libffi dependency. Thus not an issue of your distro/beyond the scope of this bug.
What's a good open source project for learning about programming languages?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 23 Nov 2021
And as a follow-up to this, the wonderful Wren, which has some neat extensions to the work done in Crafting Interpreters.
Wren is a small, fast, class-based concurrent scripting language
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Nov 2021
Benchmarks or analysis of pointer tagging
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 18 Nov 2021
I'd probably check out wren for just a generally better implementation as mine is essentially based on it's https://github.com/wren-lang/wren/blob/main/src/vm/wren_value.h.
What was your favourite programming language before Rust?
5 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 11 Nov 2021
I'm still watching Wren, because in my eyes it is just Lua but with some modern additions and nicer syntax. All I need is a use-case...
Senegal Programming Language
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Oct 2021
As always, all languages, especially the new one, should have a "why" section. For now there is:
> Senegal is a powerful, small-but-fast, concurrent, class-based, and dynamically-typed programming language with a modern syntax.
I think the closest thing to it is Wren? https://wren.io/. The difference being that Senegal is compiled and Wren is interpreted.
A few things of interest:
- there are exceptions
- you can call some C code: https://lang-senegal.web.app/docs/cimport
- you can "enhance" (monkey patch?) classes: https://lang-senegal.web.app/docs/enhance
- classic C-style for, while, switch keywords
- there's a pipeline operator, but it's https://lang-senegal.web.app/docs/pipeline
- the reference to "switch statements" probably means that switch and if are statements, not expressions
Lua is the best scripting language.
1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 4 Oct 2021
Try wren. Faster than Lua and fixes the many messy stuff you just mentioned.
Have any of you ever created your own programming languages as a hobby/learning experience?
5 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammingLanguages | 7 Sep 2021
I was reading about some of the languages created by Bob Nystrom, such as Finch, Wren, Vigil and Magpie, mainly after seeing a new Wren track on exorcism and checking the language out. Yet that got me thinking, do many people create programming languages for a hobby/learning experience?
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Sep 2021
Caveat: I've barely used Go personally.
Just speculating on what GP specifically meant, but Go lacks the ability to pack structs, and probably lacks the equivalent of tricks like computed gotos  to increase bytecode interpreter speeds. In general, Go seems to (intentionally) lack a lot of low-level control of code generation, preferring a "there's one way to do things, and it either works, or it's a bug we'll fix" approach.
Which is probably for the best in "most" software, but interpreters typically use weird hacks to squeeze more performance out of the rock. Wren is a good example  of some of these optimizations, and has splendid comments/documentation.
lua as scripting language (and alternative to POSIX sh)
2 projects | reddit.com/r/suckless | 4 Aug 2021
If speed is really a concern (seldomly it is, since most of the time is spent executing the programs in shells, not the scripting part) you can use Wren or LuaJIT, Wren is a faster language but it's not as compatible as Lua (it uses some tricks like NaN-tagging which needs IEEE 754 double precision floating point type, and it needs a C99 compiler which is, while still widely available, not present on every system unlike a C89 compiler) and LuaJIT is even less compatible (it's compatible with most major platforms, tho) but if you use its builtin FFI, you may even get more-than-C speeds! LuaJIT is also only Lua 5.1 compatible unfortunately.
5 projects | dev.to | 4 May 2021
A simple playground for playing with Wren
What are some alternatives?
Lua - Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description.
LuaJIT - Mirror of the LuaJIT git repository
SWIG - SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages.
V8 - The official mirror of the V8 Git repository
ChaiScript - Embedded Scripting Language Designed for C++
sol2 - Sol3 (sol2 v3.0) - a C++ <-> Lua API wrapper with advanced features and top notch performance - is here, and it's great! Documentation:
CppSharp - Tools and libraries to glue C/C++ APIs to high-level languages