Hare Installation

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Installing from packages

Hare is young, so packages are generally not yet available. Once the language is more commonly supported throughout the ecosystem, installing Hare from your system package manager will be the recommended approach.

For now, continue to the bootstrapping steps (which, thankfully, are quite easy):

Bootstrapping Hare from source

Bootstrapping Hare only takes a few minutes.


Building the bootstrap compiler

  1. Obtain the bootstrap compiler source code
  2. ./configure
  3. make

Optionally run make check to compile and run the test suite as well.

This program is not designed to be installed to your system. Run . harec.sh to make it temporarily available in your shell before moving on to the next step.

Building the build driver

  1. Obtain the build driver source code
  2. Copy config.example.mk to config.mk and edit to taste
  3. Run make

Optionally run make check to build & run the standard library test suite as well.

Run . hare.sh and the new hare toolchain will become available in your shell, so you can begin using it without a formal installation. If you wish to install Hare to your system, run make install as root. An install target is not available yet — stick with hare.sh to make it easier to keep your system up-to-date while Hare matures.

Note: For the time being, you will also need to source harec.sh from the bootstrap compiler step before using Hare.