Pony is an open-source, actor-model, capabilities-secure, high performance programming language (by ponylang)

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  • Old Version
    1 project | /r/PHPhelp | 11 Dec 2023
  • The problem with general purpose programming languages
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Oct 2023
    For example, the actor's model is not used by a lot of languages, Pony (https://www.ponylang.io/) and Elixir are the only ones that I know, but they address the concurrency problem quite well, while it's a pain to deal with in other languages at large scale.
  • Found a language in development called Vale which claims to be the safest AOT compiled language in the World (Claims to beSafer than Rust)
    3 projects | /r/rust | 6 Jun 2023
    And that last point is critical. If the language flatly can't represent some concepts it uses, they have to be implemented somewhere else. I had a similar discussion with a proponent for Pony once- the language itself is 100% safe, and fully dependent on C for its runtime and data structures. One of Rust's core strengths is being able to express unsafe concepts, meaning the unsafe code can expose a safe interface that accurately describes its requirements rather than an opaque C ABI. Vale doesn't seem to do that.
  • The Rust I wanted had no future
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jun 2023
    "Exterior iteration. Iteration used to be by stack / non-escaping coroutines, which we also called "interior" iteration, as opposed to "exterior" iteration by pointer-like things that live in variables you advance. Such coroutines are now finally supported by LLVM (they weren't at the time) and are actually a fairly old and reliable mechanism for a linking-friendly, not-having-to-inline-tons-of-library-code abstraction for iteration. They're in, like, BLISS and Modula-2 and such. Really normal thing to have, early Rust had them, and they got ripped out for a bunch of reasons that, again, mostly just form "an argument I lost" rather than anything I disagree with today. I wish Rust still had them. Maybe someday it will!"

    I remember that one. The change was shortly after I started fooling with Rust and was major. Major as in it broke all the code that I'd written to that point.

    "Async/await. I wanted a standard green-thread runtime with growable stacks -- essentially just "coroutines that escape, when you need them too"."

    I remember that one, too; it was one of the things that drew me to the language---I was imagining something more like Pony (https://www.ponylang.io/).

    "The Rust I Wanted probably had no future, or at least not one anywhere near as good as The Rust We Got."

    Almost certainly true. But The Rust We Got is A Better C++, which was never appealing to me because I never liked C++ anyway.

  • How long until Rust becomes mandatory, and use of any other language opens the developer up to Reckless Endangerment charges
    1 project | /r/programmingcirclejerk | 20 May 2023
    Pony or bust.
  • Universal parameter passing semantics
    1 project | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 10 May 2023
    If you have a value in mutable storage, and want to treat it as an immutable parameter without copying it first, you will need to provide some way to guarantee that it won't be mutated while being treated as immutable! There doesn't seem to be a definitive best way to do that (although the likes of Pony make a try at it).
  • Virtual Threads Arrive in JDK 21, Ushering a New Era of Concurrency
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Apr 2023
    The love child of Erlang and Rust exists already: Pony.


    It really is the best of both languages... unfortunately, the main supporter of Pony seems to have stopped using it in favour of Rust though :D.

    But if that's really what you want, Pony is your language. It definitely deserves more love.

  • Programming language rule
    1 project | /r/196 | 30 Mar 2023
  • Why Turborepo is migrating from Go to Rust – Vercel
    7 projects | /r/golang | 8 Mar 2023
    You can actually try to have a magic language which "does not ignore decades of PL research" but you are likely to get either something broken or a project that is likely not going to release in our lifetime.
  • Show HN: Ractor – a Rust-based actor framework with clusters and supervisors
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Feb 2023
    Never a bad time to plug Pony lang[1] - a safety-oriented actor-model language. In addition to the numerous safety guarantees, you also get a beautiful syntax and automatic memory management. Really a great language that often gets overshadowed by Rust's hype-turfing.

    [1]: https://www.ponylang.io/

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