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;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
;;; Copyright © 2016 Nikita <>
;;; Copyright © 2018 Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <>
;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
;;; GNU Guix is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
;;; under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at
;;; your option) any later version.
;;; GNU Guix is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
;;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;;; along with GNU Guix. If not, see <>.
(define-module (gnu packages nickle)
#:use-module (gnu packages)
#:use-module (gnu packages readline)
#:use-module (guix build-system gnu)
#:use-module (guix download)
#:use-module ((guix licenses) #:prefix license:)
#:use-module (guix packages))
(define-public nickle
(name "nickle")
(version "2.82")
(source (origin
(method url-fetch)
(uri (string-append ""
version ".tar.gz"))
(build-system gnu-build-system)
`(("readline" ,readline)))
(synopsis "Numeric oriented programming language")
"Nickle is a programming language based prototyping environment with
powerful programming and scripting capabilities. Nickle supports a variety of
datatypes, especially arbitrary precision numbers. The programming language
vaguely resembles C. Some things in C which do not translate easily are
different, some design choices have been made differently, and a very few
features are simply missing. Nickle provides the functionality of Unix bc, dc
and expr in a different form. It is also an ideal environment for prototyping
complex algorithms. Nickle's scripting capabilities make it a replacement for
spreadsheets in some applications, and its numeric features complement the
limited numeric functionality of text-oriented languages such as AWK and Perl.")
(home-page "")
(license license:expat)))