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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I don't know what to say ... I don't feel that JS is fast enough even with the latest engines or integrated enough with any OS so you could write native applications.

To my knowledge I don't know of any current and updated compiler for PHP.

I guess I could live with Python's strong typing given the nice syntax, but the lack of a proper compiler still bugs me to no end.

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