A programming language built over Python to easily allow swahili speakers to get started with programming without ever knowing english
pyswahili is not a completely independent language but more of a swahili version of python language, syntax and language grammar is equivalent to python one with only change of keywords from english to swahili.
Transpiler(Pyswahili) is for converting the swahili version of python to english version so that it can be intepreted by the python Intepreter
There is no official extension for pyswahili, so for now .py is fine.
Repl vs Script
Similar to Python, Pyswahili supports both modes; the Read-evaluate-print(Repl) loop and Script mode, Repl enable you to interactively execute pyswahili code line by line without requiring to write a complete program while on other side Script mode requires you to write your Pyswahili code on a file and run it as whole.
To get started using Pyswahili you might need to either clone or manually download the repository and then use pip command to install the package just as shown below.
It might require admistrator priveledge to install so use sudo during the installation.
$ git clone https://github.com/Kalebu/pyswahili $ cd pyswahili $ sudo pip3 install -e pyswahili
If you’re a Windows user, I would recommed running command prompt(cmd) with admistrator priveledge during the installation.
$ git clone https://github.com/Kalebu/pyswahili $ cd pyswahili $ pip install -e pyswahili
Now that the pyswahili package is installed, we can start playing with it, To involve repl just run pyswahili without any argument just as shown below;
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The Pyswahili REPL is used the same wise as the normal python repl, supporting basic statements to complex logic with block statements written in swahili, just as illustrated in the example below.
-> a = 12 -> a 12 -> a + 89 101 -> andika('umri wako ni', a) umri wako ni 12 -> a = a + 13 -> a 25 -> kama a%2==0: ... andika(a, 'ni namba shufwa') ...zaidi: ... andika(a,'ni namba witiri') ... 25 ni namba witiri
Functions in pyswahili
-> njia jumla(a, b): ... rudisha a + b ... -> andika(jumla(20, 21)) 41 -> andika(jumla('hello ', '2021')) hello 2021
- while loop for while loop, we use the swahili keyword wakati instead of while but the syntax stays the same to break the loop, use keyword vunja
-> x = 3 -> wakati x>0: ... andika(x*10) ... x = x - 1 ... 30 20 10
In script mode, you’re supposed to have write your pyswahili code in a file and then pyswahili will run it as whole, your code should follow pyswahili syntax (python one) for it to be evaluated.
namba = ingiza('Namba yoyote : ') namba = int(namba) ikiwa no imo katiya(1, 12): andika(no, 'x ', namba, '=', no*namba)
$ pyswahili hello.py Namba yoyote : 8 1 x 8 = 8 2 x 8 = 16 3 x 8 = 24 4 x 8 = 32 5 x 8 = 40 6 x 8 = 48 7 x 8 = 56 8 x 8 = 64 9 x 8 = 72 10 x 8 = 80 11 x 8 = 88
If you want to see all the supported keywords in pyswahili, you can view all of them by visiting Pyswahili supported keywords, Keywords are not final, so whenever you see a need for a keyword change feel free to reach me directly.
- Starter string based logo
- Making sure only keywords are replaced
- Improving the choice of keywords
- adding documentation + examples
- fixing REPL bugs
- Supporting the Module structure
- Publishing Version 1.0 to the PyPI
Ensuring Keywords are replaced
The current approach is just to replace the keywords in the whole python source code string, but the methods are error-prone since they also replace user defined strings, so we have to find a way whereby only keywords are being replaced.
This can be achieved by using Python builtin lexical scanner tokenize for python source code, which is capable of breaking the python source code into pieces strings with their type (NAME, OP, NUMBER, NEWLINE, IDENT) and so on.
More documentation abouut tokenize can be found on its official documentation
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