Odin Programming Language

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  • Odin

    Odin Programming Language

  • I highly recommend looking at:

    * The Overview: <https://odin-lang.org/docs/overview/>

    * examples/demo: <https://github.com/odin-lang/Odin/blob/master/examples/demo/...>

    As for the first example: a basic lexing example is probably boring, but it does show some basic ideas of what the language is about. If people want to write better examples or just reorder the current ones, please feel free to make an issue or PR on the website's GitHub page: <https://github.com/odin-lang/odin-lang.org>.

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    There's probably more. That's all I can recall off the top of my head and/or what I have in my notes.

    [1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Blow#2017%E2%80%93pre...

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  • And furthermore, C and C++ code can participate in the Zig package ecosystem. For example, here is ffmpeg packaged for consumption by a Zig project:

    https://github.com/andrewrk/ffmpeg

    Why not use a system package? Well, because the user's system might not have such a package. They might be on Windows, for example. Or their package might be out of date. [Or the system might have chosen sides in a nasty fork war](http://blog.pkh.me/p/13-the-ffmpeg-libav-situation.html).

    So, while system packages are nice for end users, they might not always satisfy the needs of upstream application developers.

  • carbon-lang

    Carbon Language's main repository: documents, design, implementation, and related tools. (NOTE: Carbon Language is experimental; see README)

  • Carbon was started by Chandler Carruth, at Google, but they wanted to move it to broader governance quickly. It's not under the Google GitHub today, but its own org.

    https://github.com/carbon-language/carbon-lang/blob/trunk/do...

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  • > I think it uses a different backend than LLVM

    harec uses https://c9x.me/compile/

  • sokol-odin

    Odin bindings for the sokol headers (https://github.com/floooh/sokol)

  • * etc

    There is also the second issue that C is technically TWO languages: the C programming language and the C preprocessor. People mix the two together and things cannot be easily translated. A good basic example of this is people using `#define` for constants, and thus that name has no semantic meaning in the language itself. A translator has to try and make some semantic meaning from the intersection of these two languages, even if people don't make a distinction when making APIs.

    And Odin's `foreign` system allows [1] for a lot of really nice things that most other languages cannot do so tersely. Here are two examples of demonstrating bindings of C libraries that feel as if they were native Odin libraries WITHOUT any wrappers:

    * https://github.com/floooh/sokol-odin/blob/main/sokol/gfx/gfx... (and the rest)

  • odin-lang.org

  • I highly recommend looking at:

    * The Overview: <https://odin-lang.org/docs/overview/>

    * examples/demo: <https://github.com/odin-lang/Odin/blob/master/examples/demo/...>

    As for the first example: a basic lexing example is probably boring, but it does show some basic ideas of what the language is about. If people want to write better examples or just reorder the current ones, please feel free to make an issue or PR on the website's GitHub page: <https://github.com/odin-lang/odin-lang.org>.

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