Openly VS Vale

Compare Openly vs Vale and see what are their differences.


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Openly Vale
4 47
116 1,300
0.0% 6.0%
0.0 7.8
3 months ago 4 days ago
Gherkin Scala
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Openly. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Vale. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-31.
  • Seed7 version 2023-05-29 released on GitHub and SF
    2 projects | /r/seed7 | 31 May 2023
    According to their own benchmarks, Seed7 can run faster than C (it compiles to C, but it's entirely possible the emited code is better optimized than a human could write directly in C)... it doesn't have a GC BUT manages memory automatically (I didn't really follow the explanation in the FAQ, something about automatically freeing variables that go out of scope and keeping only one reference around?)... that's like a current pipe dream for language designers! From to, no one has pulled that off yet, to my knowledge... has Seed7 done that all those years ago?!
  • How to Survive Your Project's First 100k Lines
    4 projects | | 4 May 2023
  • Emerging Rust GUI libraries in a WASM world
    11 projects | | 26 Apr 2023
    Reminds me tha I need to check

    This is another one that tries to attack the same surface area as rust but aims at being easier.

  • How do you feel about comments made by Tim Sweeney?
    5 projects | /r/rust | 26 Mar 2023
    I wonder what he thinks of Vale.
  • Getting Past “Ampersand-Driven Development” in Rust
    4 projects | | 9 Mar 2023
    > I've been wondering lately whether a new spatial approach can yet again simplify matters.

    I've been closely following the development of Vale since I first saw it here. Though their approach is slightly higher-level than Rust and requires (some) runtime safety checks (though to be fair, so does GC).

    I think it would be tough to change the spatial model in a language as low-level as Rust, because that spatial model is just reflecting how your CPU actually works under the hood. If you try to hide that away, the programmer is going to end up losing some control.

  • New video! 2022 in Programming Languages
    8 projects | /r/contextfree | 28 Jan 2023
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  • Stop Building on Corporate-Controlled Languages
    10 projects | | 18 Jan 2023
    I created the open-source language Vale [0] and this hits home for me. This is one of the bigger reasons I left my job at Google.

    I created Vale just before coming to Google, almost a decade ago. For _years_ I repeatedly wondered whether I should hand it over to Google via go/opensourcing. It would mean I could work on it for 20% time, and maybe eventually full-time, which would have been my dream.

    Every time, I came to the same decision: Google cannot be trusted with open source projects. Three reasons:

    1. If at any point they thought that Vale competed with Golang, they would shut it down. It doesn't matter that they're different; if any person in the chain of command even had the _perception_ that it did, Vale would die.

    2. If at any point they wanted the headcount for other things, they would shut it down. This happened to my first team (MyMaps) and second team (Earth) and hundreds of other teams across Google. Directors and VPs love to graciously collect existing projects just for their headcount.

    3. I wouldn't be able to refuse if they told me to add tracking, analytics, or other lock-in mechanisms.

    I knew that if I wanted Vale to have a solid future, I had to keep it as a personal project, and only work on it off-hours.

    Eventually, after a lot of soul searching and burnout, I realized I couldn't do both. The world didn't need another person working on corporate chat systems, but the world does need a high-performance language that's easy to learn and focuses on developer productivity. I left Google a little over a year ago.

    It was one of the best decisions I've ever made (though perhaps not financially, losing that FAANG salary hurts). And once we get to a certain level of donations, I'm planning to make a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation for Vale. I even went to Portland to have a chat with Andrew Kelley (of Zig) about the burdens of running a foundation like that, and it seems pretty feasible, especially once the language gets to a certain level of resources and stability.


  • Borrow checker for Zig?
    5 projects | /r/Zig | 14 Jan 2023
    If you're unhappy with Rust but still want a bwck, you might want to look into other borrow-checked languages, like
  • A simple guide on words to avoid in UK government
    3 projects | | 23 Dec 2022
    So besides being a programming language you mean?

    Just kidding... A bit off topic perhaps.

  • Transpiler to C++
    9 projects | /r/cpp | 5 Dec 2022
    On one hand, I feel there are so many similar languages out there {(Val, Vala, Vale, Corroded Iron, Beef, Zig, Carbon, cppfront, Jai)...}, that we don't need yet another, but also I encourage further thought because it may be inspiration for future improvements to C++ itself. The number one faux pas I see them make is trying to directly compete with C++ (inventing their own type system, their standard library, their build system, own package format...), whereas your (by its very nature as a transpiler) embraces C++.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Openly and Vale you can also consider the following projects:

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awesome-low-level-programming-languages - A curated list of low level programming languages (i.e. suitable for OS and game programming)

Beef - Beef Programming Language

languagetool - Style and Grammar Checker for 25+ Languages

Aeron - Efficient reliable UDP unicast, UDP multicast, and IPC message transport

rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

v-mode - 🌻 An Emacs major mode for the V programming language.

The-Spiral-Language - Functional language with intensional polymorphism and first-class staging.