Some months ago I saw an article about a website that runs Linux and gcc in your browser thanks to WebAssembly (Linux And C In The Browser | Hackaday). I found it quite interesting as a way of providing an interactive shell for tutorials, but unluckily gnat-gcc wasn’t installed and trying to install it just resulted in an error.
However, this week I found out a similar project called jslinux which allows installing and running gnat in the browser (at least using the alpine vm):
It is quite slow, but I think it could have interesting use cases like interactive Ada courses without requiring the server to compile and run arbitrary untrusted software, testing alire packages before using them in a project or allowing newcomers to try Ada from ada-lang.io without installing anything.
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