Io is a small prototype-based programming language. The ideas in Io are mostly inspired by Smalltalk (all values are objects) and Act1, Self, and NewtonScript (actors and futures, differential protos, inheritance by delegation).
- small (~12K lines)
- pure object language
- reasonably fast (comparable to Python, Perl, Ruby)
- differential prototype-based object model
- incremental garbage collection
- ANSI C implementation (except for inline directive)
- multi-state (multiple independent VMs can run in the same application)
- coroutines (light wieght threads)
DocumentationUser manual available in HTML format from http://www.iolanguage.com/Source/release/Io/Docs.html
released on 6 June 2003
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