CLike: A New, "Simple C-Like" Programming Language

Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 22 September 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT. Add A Comment
One of the latest programming languages out there is now CLike, a language inspired by the C programming language but with an extensible syntax and typed macros support.

CLike is an LLVM-based, low-level programming language. With the LLVM support also comes JIT support for CLike with the developer making it embeddable into .NET applications. The compiler code to this language is open-source under terms of the Q Public License. Thanks to the modularity of LLVM and the relative ease in creating new front-ends, it's leading to many individual programmers coming up with their own language designs.

CLike works on Linux x86/x86_64 but unlike most LLVM compiler front-ends, CLike is designed around .NET and thus has a dependence on Mono.

CLike was pointed out in this week's LLVM Weekly and you can learn more about CLike via GitHub.
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