A read–eval–print loop (REPL), also termed an interactive toplevel or language shell, is a simple, interactive programming environment that takes single user inputs (i.e., single expressions), evaluates them, and returns the result to the user; a program written in a REPL environment is executed piecewise.
The prior REPL in CircuitScheme was just a way to enter code via the console. It simply reads characters and tried to evaluate what you entered when you ended the line.
This guide walks through a more feature complete REPL for CircuitScheme. Even though it was written for CircuitScheme, it’s completely independent except for 2 function calls. This means that it’s quite general and can easily be adapted to most situations where you need to enter keyboard commands to a CircuitPython app.
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