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A (toy) language that compiles to bash.

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A (toy) language that compiles to bash. You can think of bashup as just a little syntactic sugar sprinkled on top of bash; any valid bash script is also a valid bashup script.

Just a spoonful of sugar makes the bashisms go down…
#!/bin/bash

@fn hi greeting='Hello', target {
    echo "${greeting}, ${target}!"
}

hi --target='World'

Installation:

$ pip install bashup

Compile and run the above example:

$ bashup -i above_example.bashup -o above_example.sh
$ bash above_example.sh
Hello, World!

Or just run it directly:

$ bashup -r above_example.bashup
Hello, World!

Compiled code (above_example.sh):

#!/bin/bash

#
# usage: hi [--greeting=<GREETING>] --target=<TARGET> [ARGS]
#
hi() {
    local greeting='Hello'
    local target
    local target__set=0
    local args=()

    while (( $# )); do
        if [[ "${1}" == --greeting=* ]]; then
            greeting=${1#--greeting=}
        elif [[ "${1}" == --target=* ]]; then
            target=${1#--target=}
            target__set=1
        else
            args+=("${1}")
        fi
        shift
    done

    if ! (( target__set )); then
        echo "[ERROR] The --target parameter must be given."
        return 1
    fi

    __hi "${greeting}" "${target}" "${args[@]}"
}

__hi() {
    local greeting=${1}
    local target=${2}
    shift 2

    echo "${greeting}, ${target}!"
}

hi --target='World'

Supported Bash Versions

The generated bash code works with bash 3.1 and above (tested against 3.1 to 4.3).

Nifty Features

Bashup tries its best to match the indentation of its compiled code against your hand-written bash. For example:

@fn hi greeting='Hello', target {
  echo "${greeting}, ${target}!"
}

…compiles to:

#
# usage: hi [--greeting=<GREETING>] --target=<TARGET> [ARGS]
#
hi() {
  local greeting='Hello'
  local target
  local target__set=0
  local args=()

  while (( $# )); do
    if [[ "${1}" == --greeting=* ]; then
      greeting=${1#--greeting=}
      ...

Planned Improvements

See this document for planned features.

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