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"replay-based" REPL for compiled languages

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Interactive REPL for executable-based software toolchains.

Ever wished you could have an interpreter for your executable-based compiled language toolchains? reple simulates an interpreter to create a REPL for you. Each time you enter a command, reple compiles and runs your program, printing out any new input.

The advantage to this approach is that reple only requires a simple config file to create a REPL for a new language or executable-based runtime system. If your language or runtime system is not available, adding it will likely only take a few minutes!


Just install the reple pip package.

[xiii@reple ~]$ pip3 install reple
[xiii@reple ~]$ -env cxx
> printf("Hello, World!\n");
Hello, World!

If you install the package locally, you might need to add ~/.local/bin to your path.


To start an interactive REPL session, call with the title of a configuration file defined in the /configs directory.

[xiii@reple xiii]$ -env cxx
> printf("Hello, world!\n");
Hello, world!
> int x = 12;
> int y = x + 2;
> std::cout << y << std::endl;

Some more complicated runtimes, like MPI, may have optional runtime flags.

[xiii@reple home]$ -env mpicxx --rargs "-n 8"
> int rank, nprocs;
> MPI_Comm_rank(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &rank);
> MPI_Comm_size(MPI_COMM_WORLD, &nprocs);
> printf("Hello, world! I'm %d/%d\n", rank, nprocs);
Hello, world! I'm 0/8
Hello, world! I'm 1/8
Hello, world! I'm 2/8
Hello, world! I'm 4/8
Hello, world! I'm 6/8
Hello, world! I'm 3/8
Hello, world! I'm 5/8
Hello, world! I'm 7/8

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