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Downloading the source package using Git

Today, the best way to get an up-to-date version of XL is to directly fetch the source code using git.

% git clone git://xlr.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/xlr/xlr

What you get in the package

The source code contains two top-level directories:

  • The xl2 directory contains the front-end for the statically-compiled XL2 programming language.
  • The xlr directory contains the dynamic XLR programming language

These two components can be built independently.

Building the compilers

The compilers are currently only provided in source form. You need to build them before being able to write an XL program.

Running the tests

Once the compilers have been built, you can test them. In addition to verifying that the compiler works as intended, test programs provide a good source of examples.

Downloading pre-packaged files (not recommended at this time)

Alternatively, you can also download it from the SourceForge downloads page. However, the packages placed there tend to be stale. This entry will be updated when any files worth mentioning will be posted there.