Small, prototype-based programming language
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).
- 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)
6 September 2002
Leaders and contributors
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