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Programming language similar to PostScript and Forth

Onyx is a powerful stack-based, multi-threaded, interpreted, general purpose programming language similar to PostScript and Forth. It can be embedded as an extension language into other applications, and was designed to have a small memory footprint. It is among the smallest embeddable interpreters available.


User manual available in HTML format from http://www.canonware.com/download/onyx/onyx-latest/doc/html/onyx/onyx.html; User manual available in PDF format from http://www.canonware.com/download/onyx/onyx-latest/doc/pdf/onyx/onyx.pdf



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Janet Casey

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2 December 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jason Evans Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://www.canonware.com/cvs.html
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:jasone@canonware.com

Software prerequisites

Required to buildcook
Required to buildgcc
Weak prerequisitepcre (for regular expression support)
Weak prerequisitelibedit (for command line editing)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 March 2018.

Version comment

5.1.2 stable released 2005-03-17


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