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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pandronic Member since:

I'm not a big fan of statically typed languages. What would really make my day would be a compiler for a dynamic and loose typed language.

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burnttoys Member since:

Maybe try Javascript with the V8 engine? Maybe PERL to C. If you don't like C syntax then maybe C# is out of the question, shame. It's a very good language... hmmm... actually most of it is fairly ordinary but Lambda expressions combined with LINQ are beautiful.

PHP can be compiled (I think it's PHP->C++->Compiler->code).

There are options!

The glib answer is "write your own C++ library" in which all objects are _really_ objects and inheritance is a dynamic runtime property... at which point I'd give up and use Javascript!

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