The Unison language
Unison is a modern, statically-typed purely functional language with the ability to describe entire distributed systems using a single program. Here's an example of a distributed map-reduce implementation:
-- comments start with `--` mapReduce loc fn ifEmpty reduce data = match split data with Empty -> ifEmpty One a -> fn a Two left right -> fl = forkAt loc '(mapReduce loc fn ifEmpty reduce !left) fr = forkAt loc '(mapReduce loc fn ifEmpty reduce !right) reduce (await fl) (await fr)
This function can be either simulated locally (possibly with faults injected for testing purposes), or run atop a distributed pool of compute. See this article for more in-depth coverage of how to build distributed computing libraries like this.
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Building using Stack
If these instructions don't work for you or are incomplete, please file an issue.
$ git clone https://github.com/unisonweb/unison.git $ cd unison $ stack --version # we'll want to know this version if you run into trouble $ stack build --fast --test && stack exec unison
To run a local codebase-ui while building from source, you can use the
/dev-ui-install.sh script. It will download the latest release of the codebase-ui and put it in the expected location for the unison executable created by
stack build. When you start unison, you'll see a url where the codebase-ui is running.
development.markdown for a list of build commands you'll likely use during development.
ucm starts it starts a Codebase web server that is used by the
Codebase UI. It selects a random
port and a unique token that must be used when starting the UI to correctly
connect to the server.
The port, host and token can all be configured by providing environment
variables when starting