roy

Small functional language that compiles to JavaScript

Roy

Roy is a small functional language that compiles to JavaScript. It has a few main features:

  • Damas-Hindley-Milner type inference
  • Whitespace significant syntax
  • Simple tagged unions
  • Pattern matching
  • Structural typing
  • Monad syntax
  • Not-horrible JS output

To compile:

make deps
make

To enter a REPL:

./roy

To compile and run a .roy file:

./roy -r examples/helloworld.roy

To compile a .roy file to .js:

./roy examples/helloworld.roy
cat examples/helloworld.js

Input (test.roy):

let addTwo n =
    n + 2
 
console.log (addTwo 40)

Output (test.js):

var addTwo = function(n) {
    return n + 2;
}
console.log(addTwo(40))

Calling addTwo "test" will result in a compile-time error (addTwo can only take a Number).

See the examples directory for more.

MIT

  • Roy website: http://roy.brianmckenna.org/
  • Roy Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/roylang
  • Roy docs: http://guide.roylang.org/
  • Roy Twitter: http://twitter.com/roylangjs
  • Bitbucket repo: https://bitbucket.org/puffnfresh/roy
  • GitHub repo: https://github.com/pufuwozu/roy
  • Brian's blog: http://brianmckenna.org/
  • altJS channel: irc://irc.freenode.net/altJS