Open-source C projects categorized as REPL

Top 8 C REPL Projects

  • janet

    A dynamic language and bytecode vm

    Project mention: Babashka: Fast native Clojure scripting runtime | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-01-24

    I like Clojure, but I never had any good opportunities to use it other than for a few small hobby projects. It is unfortunate that it is so huge with tons of dependencies and no simpler native implementation. I started looking at various LISPs and Schemes to find something lighter to use instead and ended up settling for Janet that I think is Clojure-like enough to be comfortable to use, but in a small native binary with no dependencies and can be embedded in other native programs. I am sure for big, real, projects that Clojure makes more sense, but for my hobby projects and scripts I do not think I will install it again. I am still happy for the things I learned from learning Clojure. It was a real eye-opener for an old OO-programmer.


  • bic

    A C interpreter and API explorer.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • wac

    WebAssembly interpreter in C

  • lispBM

    An interpreter for a concurrent lisp-like language with message-passing and pattern-matching implemented in C.

    Project mention: Joel Svensson - LispBM (LBM) | /r/haskell | 2023-12-08

    Code: https://github.com/svenssonjoel/lispBM

  • Rebol3

    Source code for the Rebol [R3] interpreter

  • LuaConsole

    A next-gen, Cross-Platform [Lua-5.1.x, LuaJIT-2.0, Lua-5.2.x, Lua-5.3.x, Lua-5.4.x]-supporting CLI made to supersede PUC-Lua and LuaJIT CLI

  • kuroko-wasm-repl

    In-browser REPL for Kuroko

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at app.getonboardai.com.

  • liir

    liir is a simple REPL (Read, eval, print and loop) written in C

    Project mention: Porting interpreter to windows | /r/cprogramming | 2023-02-25

    I developed a simple math expression interpreter in C. Check it's github page: liir.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-01-24.

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Project Stars
1 janet 3,246
2 bic 800
3 wac 459
4 lispBM 71
5 Rebol3 70
6 LuaConsole 58
7 kuroko-wasm-repl 8
8 liir 3
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