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6502 compatible assembler and emulator in javascript

This compiles the good old 8-bit 6502 assembler code and emulates its execution.

Abacus Spreadsheet Formula Compiler

The Abacus Spreadsheet Formula Compiler compiles parametrized spreadsheets directly to bytecode.


The AgentSheets environment is an agent-based Web authoring tool enabling a wide range of end users, ranging from children to professionals, to create their own SimCity-like interactive simulations, domain-oriented visual programming languages, knowbots, cellular automata, and games. At the the blink of an eye these simulations can be compiled by the Ristretto compiler directly into Java applets that can be embedded into web pages.

ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition

ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, compilers, and translators from grammatical descriptions containing Java, C#, or C++ actions.


From the author: “Anvil is dynamically compiled, modular, procedural, object oriented and functional programming language with semi-dynamic semantics. It has runtime typing but, for efficiency reasons, static binding. It contains template engine for producing tagged output, configurable server environment and own HTTP listener. Any Java class can also be used directly. Anvil is non-interpreted: all scripts and templates are compiled-on-the-fly and executed as Java bytecode.”

Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL)

Armed Bear Common Lisp (ABCL) is an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp that runs in a Java virtual machine. It provides a runtime system, a compiler that compiles Lisp source to JVM bytecode, and an interactive REPL for program development.

Ateji PX

Ateji PX is an extension of Java for parallel programs. It adds a || operator for statement and data parallelism and ! and ? operators for message passing. It is implemented as an Eclipse plugin that precompiles the code.

BDC Scheme

A Scheme interpretter written in Java that uses some compiler-style optimizations for better performance than straightforward interpretters. Originally started in 1996 as a project to learn Java programming, BDC Scheme was used as an extension language in a commercial product starting in 1997. Previous to open source release in 2002 it was written up as part of an a MIT MEng thesis in 2000 where it was referred to as Script. The thesis covers the history of the implementation and benchmarks the performance relative to a variety of other Scheme implementations, both Java and non-Java based such as Kawa, Silk, Skij, Scheme 48, MIT Scheme. Both Sun and IBM are used in the comparison.


bfj is a brainfuck interpreter/git-compiler written in Java. The jit implementation and optimization yields a relatively good performance.


Bigloo is a Scheme implementation devoted to one goal: enabling Scheme based programming style where C(++) is usually required. Bigloo attempts to make Scheme practical by offering features usually presented by traditional programming languages but not offered by Scheme and functional programming. Bigloo compiles Scheme modules. It delivers small and fast stand alone binary executables. Bigloo enables full connections between Scheme and C programs, between Scheme and Java programs, and between Scheme and C# programs. (Use the version flagged as “Win32 precompiled version relying exclusively on the JVM back-end” for JVM version. Please inform me if you detect problems with its execution on platforms other than Win32. RT)