Building Acton from source
If you want to mess around with Acton itself, like hack on the compiler or add to the standard library of modules you will need to build the Acton system from source.
Get the code
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:actonlang/acton.git
Install the build time dependencies.
Debian / Ubuntu
apt install git haskell-stack make pkg-config procps
On older distributions (like Ubuntu 20.04), stack is too old to properly function and needs to be upgraded first.
stack upgrade export PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH
Mac OS X
brew install haskell-stack pkg-config
Building the Acton system
make in the project root:
-j is for parallel make using as many CPU cores as available on your machine.