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 email@example.com:actonlang/acton.git
Install the build time dependencies.
Debian / Ubuntu
apt install bzip2 curl g++ haskell-stack make procps zlib1g-dev
Debian 12 (bookworm) or Ubuntu 23.04 or newer are required to get a fresh enough version of stack that works with GHC 9. On older distributions, stack needs to be upgraded first.
stack upgrade export PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH
Mac OS X
brew install haskell-stack
Building the Acton system
make in the project root:
-j is for parallel make using as many CPU cores as available on your machine.