Crack Language 0.7 released

Posted by Cracker on Sep 10, 2012 2:31 PM EDT
Michael Muller; By Cracker
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Michael Muller has released new development version of the Crack Language, which aims to provide the ease of development of a scripting language with the performance of a compiled language using just-in-time and ahead-of-time compilation.

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New features in 0.7:

- Switched licensing from LGPLv3 to MPL 2.0.

- Upgraded to LLVM 3.1

- Added 16-bit integer types.

- Added the "alias" statement (a more general replacement for "typedef").

- Implemented a version of cast that returns a default instead of throwing an exception when the cast fails.

- Added indented string constants.

- Added support for virtual methods in extension classes.

- Added an "assert" annotation.

- Added extensions for midi, alsa, SDL drawing, fluidsynth and Crossroads IO.

- Added support for XML parsing.

- Added an OrderedHashmap collection type.

- Added support for process multiplexing using Poller.

- Lots of bug-fixes and small enhancements.

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