The version 0.4 of EDDI is released.
There is only one new feature, the swap operator (<=>) to swap two variables together, but the biggest news is that now EDDI is not anymore an interpreted language, but is a compiled language.
In fact, I rewritten the compiler in order to output Linux assembly code. For now the code is only 32 bits, but I plan to support 64 as well. I made that change in order to not having to write a virtual machine and in order to learn assembly as well. The current outputted assembly code is not really optimized and there will certainly be a lot of changes. Indeed, in order to simplify the switch to native compiler, I continued using stack operations, so that the numeric computations have a lot have a lot of stack operations in it. Moreover, I’m far from being a professional in assembly, so that, they can beginner’s errors in the generated code.
I use as to compile the assembly and then gcc to link. I will try to not depend on gcc, but it seems to be difficult if I want to use malloc (used for the string concatenation).
You can download the sources and find some information on the GitHub repository : https://github.com/wichtounet/eddic/ (check the tag v0.4 if you want the exact version I refer in this post).
Do not hesitate to send me your comments about the C++ code, the design or the outputted assembly.
The first version will see loops integrated, certainly some assembly optimizations and some code refactorings I planned.