The Compiler (in a) Box

  1. lexing
  2. parsing -- in progress
  3. AST construction
  4. building a symbol table
  5. type checking/type inference
  6. S-attributed grammar (using decorators)?
  7. code generation -- in progress
  8. assembly code generation (via LLVM)
  9. assembly code optimization (via LLVM)
  • rapidly prototype
  • Declarative
  • CompilerBox produces human readable code, so if it turns out at any point that CompilerBox isn't powerful enough to suit your needs, you can jump right and make the edits you need manually.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'compiler_box'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install compiler_box


TODO: Write usage instructions here


To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at[USERNAME]/compiler_box.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.