Io

Via Lambda The Ultimate comes news about Io, A new language in the Lua space - extremely small and meant to be embedded. Seems to be more advanced in the freaky language designer sense, and therefore much, much weirder. Comes with interesting built-in support for coroutines, concurrency, built-in futures, possibility of run-time code modification a ls Lisp, and claims to be comparable in performance to Perl/Python/Ruby. My intense dislike for Lua may make me try it out for real one day.

(Io, as in the Jupiter moon, not as in the blind-but-not-quite father of the gods in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.)

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