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Epsilon

http://www.gnu.org/software/epsilon/
Strongly-typed omega-order programming language

'GNU epsilon' is a purely-functional strongly-typed omega-order language, moving towards Lisp in that it allows dynamic management of source code at runtime. It is oriented to ease of development and readability. The static scoping rule and the type checkings at compile-time should make the language "safe".

Its features include:

  • static scoping
  • first-class functions
  • Hindley-Milner type system with type inference
  • modules
  • synonym, concrete and abstract types, with polymorphism
  • a scanner generator
  • a purely functional I/O system, inspired by Haskell
  • can generate C code, Scheme code, and bytecode for a virual machine

The package currently includes a compiler, interpreter, runtime system, and garbage collector. Planned or not yet finished: parser generator, classes, an extensive library, optimizer, partial evaluator, pretty-printer, an Emacs mode, parellel implementation for SMPs and clusters, interoperability with other languages via CORBA.

Documentation

User manual included and available from http://www.gnu.org/software/epsilon/manual/index.html





Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey mangeurdenuage18 June 2003



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Luca Saiu Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportE-mailmailto:help-epsilon@gnu.org
Mailing listMailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/epsilon-devel
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/epsilon
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/epsilon
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-epsilon@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.



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