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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:49 pm 
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on the offical inform7 website it states this
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Not yet published. This is the largest and the most experimental of Inform's components; a long-term project of rewriting and clarifying ni for publication is now, as of April 2009, about two-thirds done.
. I tried contacting
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Graham Nelson
but it seems his email server is down. Is there any progress on releasing the compiler to the public? I have some ideas that might improve its speed of compilation but I dont think I can implement them by editing the precompiled binary.


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Here is a link to the Inform 7 Download page: http://inform7.com/download/

Inform release 6M62
Release date: 2015-12-24 11:51:49

This is a very stable public release.

The source is available from this link: http://inform7.com/sources/interfaces/

Inform 7 is compiled with the Inform 6 compiler. The latest version is available via this link: https://github.com/DavidKinder/Inform6

This readme for the source repository has additional info: http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-arc ... form6.html

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That's the source code for the IDE. The compiler itself is not public, and basically no one but Graham knows when it might become public. (One thing for sure--writing him to ask about it seems unlikely to help.)

This comes up a lot and many people would like to see it become open source, but for whatever reasons Graham is not ready to take that step.


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Thank you for the correction.

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matt w wrote:
That's the source code for the IDE. The compiler itself is not public, and basically no one but Graham knows when it might become public. (One thing for sure--writing him to ask about it seems unlikely to help.)

This comes up a lot and many people would like to see it become open source, but for whatever reasons Graham is not ready to take that step.


I seem to have loads of trouble getting Graham to reply on any topic.

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DavidG wrote:
matt w wrote:
That's the source code for the IDE. The compiler itself is not public, and basically no one but Graham knows when it might become public. (One thing for sure--writing him to ask about it seems unlikely to help.)

This comes up a lot and many people would like to see it become open source, but for whatever reasons Graham is not ready to take that step.


I seem to have loads of trouble getting Graham to reply on any topic.


Well I did try emailing him but his domain seems to either no longer exist or his mail server is down. I guess I can try to make due using ida pro. I am mainly trying to figure out why the compiler hangs at the 68% mark.

My own investigation into the ni compiler shows for what its worth Image these files seem to contain the EBNF description of the language. So thankfully the English to I6n part is not baked directly into the ni compiler.


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If you've found a bug, please post details at http://inform7.com/mantis/


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The bug is that the ni compiler is not open source. :)

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If the compiler is hanging at 68%, that's a bug.


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I suspect Graham may be more amenable to releasing the ni compiler once the preform spec is fully implemented; IIRC, the plan was to develop preform to the point where the source text itself is localized. I'm not sure if that's still the case, though.

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