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  • Language Design: Against Mixed-cased Type Names
    2 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 5 Jun 2022
    This is actually done by several bootstrapped languages, such as Crystal, Nim, Raku, and even my own language Star
  • Your language's favorite MINOR feature?
    2 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 24 Mar 2022
    In Star, commas and newlines are analogous everywhere, even inside array literals. This actually solves the issue of trailing commas by not needing commas at all
  • Building a new .NET language, doing to C# what Kotlin did to Java
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 19 Feb 2022
    I really like Nemerle's OOP+FP hybrid model, and I've taken a lot of it to heart while designing my language Star, which is similar in spirit.
  • Is there a language with structural type constraints for variants and records?
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 4 Dec 2021
    It's currently a work-in-progress, mainly due to subtyping issues with generics (which I'm honestly too lazy to fix rn, focusing on other stuff first). the code is located here, although be aware that it's a bit messy lol
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 4 Dec 2021
    My language Star has this (excluding full type inference, as method signatures require type annotations for stuff), both for structural types and variants (which I don't cover in my docs, but there's an example here. Extensible variants are also supported via nominal subtyping, and they also combine the properties of sum types with product types as they can have instance fields (along with other class behaviors)
  • November 2021 monthly "What are you working on?" thread
    13 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 1 Nov 2021
    Making lots of progress on Star's typechecker, which has been very difficult due to its expansive type system. Although still not completely finished or useable, it does at least work a bit. Currently need to implement type variable expansion/substitution, "lazy" type refinement (because I have no clue what else to call it), and some basic support for existentials
  • Initially-nullable types
    2 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 25 Oct 2021
    I think this is referred to as partial or lazy initialization. I have this feature in my own language Star (which us null-safe), but I don't have an actual null literal for this purpose
  • Typechecking new type system features
    2 projects | /r/types | 7 Sep 2021
    Hello, I'm the developer of the Star programming language, and I have some questions about how to typecheck several new/uncommon features that it has, and looking for feedback on it in general.
  • Why are you building a programming language?
    16 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 5 Sep 2021
    I'm working on Star because there are no languages that push the limits of what can be done by mixing OOP and FP ideas , features, and type systems.
  • Is Haxe good for writing compilers?
    2 projects | /r/haxe | 27 Aug 2021
    Funny you should mention it, I've actually been writing Star's base compiler in Haxe. I'm also writing my Red.js project in Haxe, although it's more of an interpreter than a compiler
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ALANVF/star is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of star is Haxe.

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