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An object-oriented language with garbage collection, statically-checked strong typing, multiple inheritance, separate implementations and type inheritance, parameterized classes, dynamic dispatch, iteration abstraction, higher-order routines and iters, exception handling assertions, preconditions, postconditions, and class invariants. Code can be compiled into C code and can link with C object files. As a special feature, complete internationalization (including unicode) is a native part of the included library.


User reference manual available at

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Download version 1.2.3 (stable)
released on 7 July 2007



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterJanet Casey1 February 2001

Leaders and contributors

Michael Taylor Maintainer
Alexander Blazej Contributor
John Newman Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer,Help,Support E-mail
Developer Newsgroup comp.lang.sather

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Boehm GC
Weak prerequisite Tcl/Tk 8.0

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 July 2007.


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