Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Ioke release

Ola Bini announced a new release of Ioke. Why is Ioke interesting? From the home page:

 
Ioke = LanguageExperiment with(
  goal: :expressiveness, 
  data: as(code), 
  code: as(data), 
  features: [
    :dynamic, 
    :object_oriented, 
    :prototype_based, 
    :homoiconic, 
    :macros 
  ], 
  runtimes: (JVM, CLR), 
  inspirations: set(Io, Smalltalk, Ruby, Lisp)
)
 
hello = method(name, 
  "hello, #{name}!" println)
 
Ioke inspirations select(
  features include?(:object_oriented)
) each(x, hello(x name))
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