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General Development InfoWorld's Neil McAllister takes a look at 10 cutting-edge programming languages, "each of which approaches the art of software development from a fresh perspective, tackling a specific problem or a unique shortcoming of today's more popular languages. Some are mature projects, while others are in the early stages of development. Some are likely to remain obscure, but any one of them could become the breakthrough tool that changes programming for years to come - at least, until the next batch of new languages arrives."
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Finally I see Chapel mentioned
by rycamor on Wed 4th Jan 2012 16:07 UTC
rycamor
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2005-07-18

A friend who works for Cray tipped me off about Chapel ( http://chapel.cray.com/ ) a couple years ago. It's amazing how little attention it has received, considering the collaborators and the amount of R&D behind it. I was able to download, compile and run demo code with minimal trouble, and it has some very interesting features.

One of the coolest things about Chapel is that it can be approached like a high-level language for prototyping, but is still capable of all the low-level tweaks and rewrites you want.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

There is a nice blog entry by Bartosz Milewski about it,
http://bartoszmilewski.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/supercomputing-in-s...

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