Welcome to the min programming language

min is a functional, concatenative programming language with a minimalist syntax, a small but practical standard library, and an advanced REPL. All packed in a single file.
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Features

  • Entirely written in Nim. It can be easily embedded in other Nim programs.
  • Follows the functional and concatenative programming paradigms.
  • Provides a wide range of combinators for advanced stack manipulation and dequoting.
  • Provides a minimal set of data types: integer, floats, strings, booleans, dictionaries, and quotations (lists).
  • Homoiconic, code can be accessed as data.
  • Includes an advanced REPL with auto-completion and history management.
  • Provides a lightweight module system.
  • Provides sigils as syntactic sugar to access environment variables, quoting, defining and binding data, etc.
  • Includes a small but useful standard library for practical tasks.
  • Self-contained, statically compiled into single file.

Don't need all of these features? If you are looking for something even smaller and more bare-bones, check out mn, min's even more minimalist little brother.

Examples

The following example shows how to find recursively all files in the current folder that were modified in the last hour:

      
. ls-r 
(mtime now 3600 - >) 
filter
    

The following example shows how to calculate the factorial of 5 using the linrec combinator:

      
5 
(dup 0 ==) (1 +) 
(dup 1 -) (*) linrec