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Published: Apr 3, 2024 License: Apache-2.0 Imports: 21 Imported by: 0



Yaegi interprets Go programs.

Yaegi reads Go language programs from standard input, string parameters or files and run them.

If invoked with no arguments, it processes the standard input in a Read-Eval-Print-Loop. A prompt is displayed if standard input is a terminal.

File Mode

In file mode, as in a standard Go compiler, source files are read entirely before being parsed, then evaluated. It allows to handle forward declarations and to have package code split in multiple source files.

Go specifications fully apply in this mode.

All files are interpreted in file mode except the initial file if it starts with "#!" characters (the shebang pattern to allow executable scripts), for example "#!/usr/bin/env yaegi". In that case, the initial file is interpreted in REPL mode.

REPL mode

In REPL mode, the interpreter parses the code incrementally. As soon as a statement is complete, it evaluates it. This makes the interpreter suitable for interactive command line and scripts.

Go specifications apply with the following differences:

All local and global declarations (const, var, type, func) are allowed, including in short form, except that all identifiers must be defined before use (as declarations inside a standard Go function).

The statements are evaluated in the global space, within an implicit "main" package.

It is not necessary to have a package statement, or a main function in REPL mode. Import statements for preloaded binary packages can also be avoided (i.e. all the standard library except the few packages where default names collide, as "math/rand" and "crypto/rand", for which an explicit import is still necessary).

Note that the source packages are always interpreted in file mode, even if imported from REPL.

The following extract is a valid executable script:

#!/usr/bin/env yaegi
helloHandler := func(w http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
   io.WriteString(w, "Hello, world!\n")
http.HandleFunc("/hello", helloHandler)
log.Fatal(http.ListenAndServe(":8080", nil))

Example of a one liner:

$ yaegi -e 'println(reflect.TypeOf(fmt.Print))'


	-e string
	   evaluate the string and return.
	   start an interactive REPL after file execution.
	   include syscall symbols.
	-tags tag,list
	   a comma-separated list of build tags to consider satisfied during
	   the interpretation.
	  include unsafe symbols.

Environment variables:

  Include syscall symbols (same as -syscall flag).
  Include unrestricted symbols (same as -unrestricted flag).
  Include unsafe symbols (same as -unsafe flag).
  Force enable the printing of the REPL prompt and the result of last instruction,
  even if stdin is not a terminal.
  Generate and display graphviz dot of AST with dotty(1)
  Generate and display graphviz dot of CFG with dotty(1)
YAEGI_DOT_CMD='dot -Tsvg -ofoo.svg'
  Defines how to process the dot code generated whenever YAEGI_AST_DOT and/or
  YAEGI_CFG_DOT is enabled. If any of YAEGI_AST_DOT or YAEGI_CFG_DOT is set,
  but YAEGI_DOT_CMD is not defined, the default is to write to a .dot file
  next to the Go source file.

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