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Dictu v0.18.0

Dictu is a simple, dynamically typed programming language.

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import HTTP;
import JSON;

    def (response) => {
        const data = JSON.parse(response["content"]).unwrap();
        print("${} per BTC".format(data["bpi"]["USD"]["rate"])); // $10,577.70 per BTC
    def (error) => print(error)

Dictu is a high-level dynamically typed, multi-paradigm, interpreted programming language. Dictu has a very familiar C-style syntax along with taking inspiration from the family of languages surrounding it, such as Python and JavaScript.

Dictu means simplistic in Latin. This is the aim of the language: to be as simplistic, organized, and logical as humanly possible.

Installing Dictu

All it takes is a couple of lines! Fire up a terminal and copy the following, one by one (without the $).


$ git clone -b master
$ cd Dictu
$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -B ./build 
$ cmake --build ./build

Let’s make sure that everything went as planned by entering the Dictu REPL.

$ ./dictu

Note: On windows systems the exe may be within a Debug or Release directory.

You should be able to run Dictu code here! REPL stands for “read evaluate print loop” and it allows you to receive instantaneous feedback about your code.

Dictu Version: 0.18.0
>>> print("Hello, World!");

Use Control + C to exit the REPL when you’re finished.


We want to make the Dictu community as friendly and welcoming as possible, so pull requests are encouraged. Any contribution, from the smallest typo in the documentation to a new feature in the language itself, is greatly appreciated!


Dictu is under the MIT license.

This site uses Just The Docs, with modifications.