The Lunduke SDK is an Open Source development kit geared towards extremely cross platform development.
It consists of two critical parts:
- The Lunduke Language – A programming language designed to be easy to learn and read.
- The Lunduke Compiler – A command line tool that takes source code, written in the Lunduke Language, and exports source code in any of the supported languages/frameworks.
The Lunduke SDK is under active development but is not presently available for download.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What language is the Lunduke Compiler written in?
A: The compiler is written in the Lunduke Language itself. It is self hosting at this point. The original compiler was written in C but, as the language progressed and was able to write itself, it was re-written so that the Compiler could be built for any of the platforms that the SDK supports.
Q: What languages/frameworks/platforms does the SDK support?
A: As of this writing, the Lunduke Compiler can take in code, written in Lunduke, and export source code in the following languages (and using the following frameworks):
- C/ncurses [console apps]
- C++/QT [desktop apps]
- HTML/JS [web apps]
- MXML/ActionScript/Flex [web apps]
- Java/Android [android apps]
- Objective-C/CocoaTouch [iOS apps]
- Python/GTK [desktop apps]
- FreeBasic [desktop apps]
- C/NDS [nintendo DS homebrew apps]
Q: Why haven’t you released it with source code yet?
A: Because doing so would be a bit of a pain at the moment. The Lunduke SDK was originally built to support Illumination Software Creator — and is now used even greater in that capacity, in addition to an official Lunduke SDK development environment that is in development.
Q: When can we expect to see a public release?
A: The first public release will be soon. Source code will follow afterwards (hopefully shortly).
Q: Why is it called the “Lunduke SDK”?
A: Because I created it. How many times does a person get to name a programming language after himself? I just had to.
Q: Where is the specification for the language?
A: In a dead Wiki. Seriously. We had a public wiki set up that got clobbered during a botched server move. And we just haven’t had the time to set up a public wiki again. This will come when the public release of the SDK arrives.
Q: What is the significance of the logo?
A: The mascot for the Lunduke SDK is “Arnie the Dog” from the Road-Sign Hank comic books. In the books, Arnie speaks a large number of languages. Just like the Lunduke SDK. Seemed like a good fit. Plus… Arnie is cool.