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GNU Sather
Object-oriented language

Sather is an object-oriented programming language similar to Eiffel. It is designed to be simple, efficient, safe, and non-proprietary. It features garbage collection, statically-checked strong typing, multiple inheritance, parameterized classes and more. This package consists of a compiler, a class library, the language specification and programming manual, and a browser for displaying sources and directed graphs of class inheritance.


User reference manual available at


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterJanet Casey1 February 2001

Leaders and contributors

John Newman Contributor
Michael Taylor Maintainer
Alexander Blazej Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildBoehm GC
Weak prerequisiteTcl/Tk 8.0

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


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