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A chunk of symbols is a calculation

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Challenge

Create a program that takes input of a string and outputs an integer using the following calculation system:

  • The string can only contain +, -, *, /, ^, ! (or a different character; ! is used here for demonstration), (, and ).
  • In this system, a character shows the value of $1$. This demonstrates the value of an integer with the system. Examples are +++++, which is equal to + 5, and ***, which is * 3.
  • Here are the operations of each symbol:
    • + is addition and for assigning a beginning positive integer. (+++++++++ = + 9)
    • - is subtraction and for assigning a beginning negative integer. (------------- = -13/- 13)
    • * is multiplication. (** = * 2)
    • / is division. (////// = / 6)
    • ^ is exponentiation/ (^^^ = ^ 3)
    • ! or a different character (I'm using ! for demonstration) is for assigning positive integers if we want to add positive integers together, or to simply separate positive integers from each other.
    • ( and ) are for grouping calculations, and can also be used for multiplying a number into an equation. The only way to interact with the grouped equations is if no numbers precede them. !!!+++++(----***)// = 3 + 4(-4 * 3) / 2)
  • The output must be an integer, being the result of the whole equation.
  • The whole system should follow this non-standard model of PEMDAS.
  • Being a code-golf challenge, the shortest program of each language wins.

Testcases

  • +++++ is + 5 which returns 5.
  • ---** is -3 * 2 which returns -6.
  • ++(----//+++++!!!**) is 2(-4 / 2 + 5 + 3 * 2) which returns 18 (2(-2 + 5 + 6) => 2(9)).
  • --^^^ is -2 ^ 3 which returns -8.
  • An empty input or () is 0 which returns 0.
  • (+-)/(+-) is (1 - 1) / 1 (1 - 1) is indeterminate, but for the sake of this challenge, it returns 0.
  • (++++++++******)//((+++***)+++) is (8 * 6) / 2((3 * 3) + 3) which returns 2 (48 / 2(9 + 3) => 48 / 24).

Error Handling

Everything in this section is undefined behavior. Please DON'T do these when inputting.

  • A character that's not supposed to be there.
  • A beginner number is assigned NOT by +, -, ! (or a different character), or (.
  • An open parentheses doesn't have a paired closed parentheses.
  • A whitespace character in the string (tabs, spaces, etc.).
  • Characters that aren't part of the English alphabet. ñ, and θ are examples.
  • An equation like !/(+-) or 1 / 1(1-1) leads to the division by zero error. Refrain from doing such equations in the input. Only 0 / 0 is an exception here, which returns 0.
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JavaScript (Node.js), 148 bytes

s=>s?eval(s.replace(/([^()])\1*/g,(m,g)=>(g=='!'?'+':g)+m.length).replace(/\(/g,'*(').replace(/-(\d|\(.+?\))\^(\d+)/g,(m,g,h)=>'-('+g+'**'+h+')')):0

Abuses regex replacements and evals. Is it pretty? Nope. Is it optimized? Nope. Does it work? Maybe. I'll try to golf it later.

Try it online!

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