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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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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pandronic Member since:

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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burnttoys Member since:

There's "Hiphop" for PHP which is a PHP to C++ compiler. Haven't even tried it.

TBH - You'll never achieve "native" speed with a dynamically typed language for the same reason that you'll never achieve it with an interpreter (or even byte code). You have to keep reading data and checking types all the time.

If you want real native speed and native interfaces then the 'C' class languages are the only viable option. I'd still recommend C++ and Qt.

TBH - Syntax is not what's worth worrying about - you brain will adjust to it eventually (especially given funky editors with colouring, auto tabbing etc).

There are exceptions... Both Forth and LISP make me cross eyed after a while!

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