Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: C
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Scripting    
Latest version: v3.0

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  • V8

    9.7 9.1 L1 V7 VS V8
    The official mirror of the V8 Git repository
  • ChakraCore

    ChakraCore is an open source Javascript engine with a C API. [Moved to: https://github.com/chakra-core/ChakraCore]
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  • Cython

    9.0 9.6 L2 V7 VS Cython
    The most widely used Python to C compiler
  • Wren

    8.5 0.0 V7 VS Wren
    The Wren Programming Language. Wren is a small, fast, class-based concurrent scripting language.
  • SWIG

    8.5 9.6 L5 V7 VS SWIG
    SWIG is a software development tool that connects programs written in C and C++ with a variety of high-level programming languages.
  • Duktape

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  • sol2

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  • djinni

    A tool for generating cross-language type declarations and interface bindings. [Apache2]
  • libffi

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  • CppSharp

    7.5 8.4 L2 V7 VS CppSharp
    Tools and libraries to glue C/C++ APIs to high-level languages
  • ChaiScript

    Embedded Scripting Language Designed for C++
  • Lua

    7.1 0.0 L3 V7 VS Lua
    Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description.
  • nbind

    :sparkles: Magical headers that make your C++ library accessible from JavaScript :rocket:
  • ctypes.sh

    A foreign function interface for bash.
  • cppimport

    Import C++ files directly from Python!
  • v8pp

    5.0 6.4 L4 V7 VS v8pp
    Bind C++ functions and classes into V8 JavaScript engine
  • luacxx

    2.9 0.0 L1 V7 VS luacxx
    C++11 API for creating Lua bindings
  • nelson

    Nelson numerical interpreter
  • shpp

    2.2 0.0 L4 V7 VS shpp
    Call c++ functions from a shell with any arguments of any types parsed automatically
  • tbing

    Templates-based bindings and interfaces generator for C++
  • Boost.Python

    A C++ library which enables seamless interoperability between C++ and the Python programming language. [Boost]
  • SIP

    C/C++ Bindings Generator for Python v2 and v3. [GPL]

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V7: Embedded JavaScript engine

NOTE: this project is deprecated in favor of https://github.com/cesanta/mjs


V7 is the smallest JavaScript engine written in C. V7 features are:

  • Cross-platform: works on anything, starting from Arduino to MS Windows
  • Small size. Compiled static size is in 40k - 120k range, RAM footprint on initialization is about 800 bytes with freeze feature, 15k without freeze feature
  • Simple and intuitive C/C++ API. It is easy to export existing C/C++ functions into JavaScript environment
  • Standard: V7 implements JavaScript 5.1
  • Usable out-of-the-box: V7 provides an auxiliary library with Hardware (SPI, UART, etc), File, Crypto, Network API
  • Source code is both ISO C and ISO C++ compliant
  • Very easy to integrate: simply copy two files: [v7.h](v7.h) and [v7.c](v7.c) into your project

V7 makes it possible to program Internet of Things (IoT) embedded devices in JavaScript. V7 is a part of the full stack Mongoose OS Platform.

Examples & Documentation


To submit contributions, sign Cesanta CLA and send GitHub pull request. You retain the copyright on your contributions.


V7 is released under commercial and GNU GPL v.2 open source licenses.

Commercial Projects: Once your project becomes commercialised GPLv2 licensing dictates that you need to either open your source fully or purchase a commercial license. Cesanta offer full, royalty-free commercial licenses without any GPL restrictions. If your needs require a custom license, we’d be happy to work on a solution with you. Contact us for pricing.

Prototyping: While your project is still in prototyping stage and not for sale, you can use V7’s open source code without license restrictions.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the V7 README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.