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Arcadia: An implementation of the Arc programming language

Arc is a dialect of Lisp.



With readline support,

make readline

With MinGW,

mingw32-make mingw

For Visual C++, use .sln file.


Usage: arcadia [OPTIONS...] [FILES...]

    -h    print this screen.
    -v    print version.

Special form

assign do fn if mac quote


* + - / < > apply bound car ccc cdr close coerce cons cos disp err expt eval flushout infile int is len log macex maptable mod newstring outfile pipe-from quit rand read readline scar scdr sin sqrt sread sref stderr stdin stdout string sym system t table tan trunc type write writeb


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  • Easy-to-understand mark-and-sweep garbage collection
  • Tail call optimization
  • Implicit indexing
  • Syntax sugar ([], ~, ., !, :)

See also


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