Scopes 0.15

It’s been over a year since I first wrote about Scopes, a minimal-syntax programming language developed by Leonard Ritter to support a game he’s creating. I seem to be the macOS release person now out of curiosity, creating downloadable distributions of the language that run on modern macOS, and maintaining the macOS build instructions for newcomers that want to build it themselves from source.

Having recently cut 0.14 in mid April, paniq has forged ahead and quickly created 0.15. The macOS build side of things took a little work due to how dlsym(3) works on the platform, and after a little help from Steve Canon I fixed a long-standing issue on how the Scopes binary links with the runtime dylib.

Check out the latest installation documentation if you’re interested in building it yourself on macOS, or grab the binary distribution here.