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Io

http://www.iolanguage.com/
Io is a small prototype-based programming language. The ideas in Io are mostly inspired by ANSI Smalltalk (all values are objects) and Act1, Self, and NewtonScript (actors and futures, differential protos, inheritance by delegation).

Features:

  • small (~12K lines)
  • pure object language
  • reasonably fast (comparable to Python, Perl, Ruby)
  • differential prototype-based object model
  • untyped
  • incremental garbage collection
  • exceptions
  • ANSI C implementation (except for inline directive)
  • embeddable
  • multi-state (multiple independent VMs can run in the same application)
  • coroutines (light wieght threads)

Documentation

A beginner's guide is available on Wikibook

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/io " IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/io


Download

Download version 2013.12.04 (stable)
released on 4 December 2013

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey6 September 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Steve Dekorte Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview https://github.com/stevedekorte/io
Bugs Bug Tracking https://github.com/stevedekorte/io/issues
Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,Support E-mail mailto:iolanguage@yahoogroups.com


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 October 2015.



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