Linked by Kaj de Vos on Tue 5th Jul 2011 17:54 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Red is a new programming language inspired by REBOL, but compiled and open source. The language is currently being bootstrapped by first implementing a lower level dialect, in which the high level, dynamic language will be written. This C class dialect for systems programming, Red/System, has reached beta status after only half a year of development. It now supports using dynamic libraries on Syllable. Also, a new version of Syllable Desktop's FTP client, Transferrer, was released (screenshot accessing Syllable Server).
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RE: Nice to see a non-C compiler
by ssokolow on Tue 5th Jul 2011 20:18 UTC in reply to "Nice to see a non-C compiler"
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I'm hoping that this "make a restricted subset for the run time, compiled extensions, and/or systems programming" pattern will catch on.

Of course, I'm a Python programmer. That opinion is no big surprise, given that we came up with Pyrex/Cython and PyPy's RPython.

...makes me wonder how close RPython might come to Haskell's elegant implementation of "statically but implicitly typed" if they eventually decide to make RPython into something that's useful as a full-blown systems programming language rather than just a way to write your code so the slow parts can be compiled to native if necessary.

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