nodespeak 0.0.3

A JIT-ish compiler for number-crunching applications.


Nodespeak is a language designed to write short, number-crunching filters that run inside of a larger application. It is designed to allow compilation and recompilation during the execution of the larger application, such that the filter can be optimized and reoptimized based on parameters requested by the user or generated by the application. For example, many filter in image editing applications have a handful of tunable paramters such as size and strength, allowing the filter to be more generic at the cost of runtime performance. With Nodespeak, the code for the filter can be written once like always, but recompiled on the fly based on the parameters the user selects to produce machine code with minimal overflow from control flow, as well as taking advantage of any algebraic optimizations that occur from the particular combination of parameters that the user has selected.

This is currently very work in progress, and there is no fully working version yet.