Carbon - An experimental successor to C++

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  • carbon-lang

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

    Just skim the design document and you'll come away with several examples of things that can't be done just by extending C++

  • circle

    The compiler is available for download. Get it!

    Other than nicer syntax, what does it improve over interesting attempts such as circle?

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • Killed by Google

    Part guillotine, part graveyard for Google's doomed apps, services, and hardware.

    They come up with decent things. Keeping them alive, on the other hand...

  • slint

    Slint is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display: embedded devices and desktop applications. We support multiple programming languages, such as Rust, C++ or JavaScript.

    For example, I'm a C++ developer, mostly using Qt. I know of former Qt-developers moving to create Slint, which is written in Rust, and offers C++ support. I also have seen people make bindings to Qt from Rust, and attempting to bridge both worlds. I think it's obvious that leveraging the C++ ecosystem can have its perks. But Rust is a language without intention to have first-class interoperability with C++. Carbon seems to have it.

  • val

    The val compiler

    On a related note, this is the language with value semantics that Dave Abrahams (creator of the strong, basic exception guarantee and in the Swift team for creating the language) has been creating: https://github.com/val-lang/val

  • jakt

    The Jakt Programming Language

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