Terra is a low-level system programming language that is embedded in and meta-programmed by the Lua programming language. (by terralang)

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  • Mojo is now available on Mac
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Oct 2023
    Chapel has at least several full-time developers at Cray/HPE and (I think) the US national labs, and has had some for almost two decades. That's much more than $100k.

    Chapel is also just one of many other projects broadly interested in developing new programming languages for "high performance" programming. Out of that large field, Chapel is not especially related to the specific ideas or design goals of Mojo. Much more related are things like Codon (https://exaloop.io), and the metaprogramming models in Terra (https://terralang.org), Nim (https://nim-lang.org), and Zig (https://ziglang.org).

    But Chapel is great! It has a lot of good ideas, especially for distributed-memory programming, which is its historical focus. It is more related to Legion (https://legion.stanford.edu, https://regent-lang.org), parallel & distributed Fortran, ZPL, etc.

  • Why Fennel?
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Sep 2023
  • Two-tier programming language
    6 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 19 Apr 2023
    Terra is the language you're looking for: https://terralang.org/
  • Using Lua with C++
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Feb 2023
  • Bog – small, strongly typed, embeddable language
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jan 2023
  • Nelua, AOT statically typed Lua
    15 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Jan 2023
    Wow, amazing stuff. I love Lua, it was how I learned programming as a kid. Coincidently from the same world as the author. Open Tibia.

    The author made a custom client (https://github.com/edubart/otclient) for the game that is still very much in active use by thousands of players. He's a very skilled developer.

    Great to see AOT typed Lua, I know of the other solutions: Luau, Teal, TypeScriptToLua, Terra, etc., but this one is my favorite so far.

    Love the simple compilation to C (and WASM support via Emscripten). Though Terra's JIT is enticing and good replacement for LuaJIT, this is for embedded systems, it's a good replacement for Lua PUC-Rio.

    The World:

    - https://luau-lang.org/

    - https://terralang.org/

    - https://github.com/teal-language/tl

    - https://typescripttolua.github.io/

  • Idris: A Language for Type-Driven Development
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jan 2023
    Terra is a language that can also do that, and uses Lua as the metaprogramming language. Types are just Lua values.

    But unfortunately, there's a lot of work left kind of half-baked so using the language is a pain... if someone invested a lot of time to make Terra work properly and added some tooling around it, wrote proper docs and so on, it would be a really interesting language.


  • OOP in C
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Jan 2023
  • Noob question about what's possible with comptime
    1 project | /r/Zig | 14 Dec 2022
    (I am slightly familiar with a language called Terra (https://terralang.org), which couples C with Lua, where the Lua is basically used as the metaprogramming layer ... sort of like comptime in Zig. And making an SOA data structure is the kind of thing you could do in Lua in Terra. So that was partly the basis for my question).
  • Upcoming RISC-V laptop promises free silicon upgrades
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jul 2022
    > why can't the hardware designer do something simple and clean

    If it was easy, it would not need firmware in the first place. Firmware is there because people expect certain features and quality of life. See softmodems.

    > write some assembly (without abusing the assembler preprocessor...)

    You want https://terralang.org/ and not "just C"/"just Assembler" instead ?

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terralang/terra is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of terra is C++.

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