[erlang-questions] [ANN] efene 0.3 released, a language for the erlang VM

Torben Hoffmann <>
Sat Mar 20 17:57:51 CET 2010


Hi Mariano,

I think that you should continue to post here.
Your effort might help spread the usage of Erlang so do keep up the good
work and keep the rest of us informed about your progress.

Cheers,
Torben

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 12:26, Mariano Guerra
<>wrote:

> if someone thinks that this announcements are out of place in this
> list, please let me know and I will stop posting them.
>
> any comment on the language will be welcome.
>
>
> ======================================================================================================
>
> third release of efene.
>
> efene is a programming language that runs on the erlang virtual machine.
>
> the idea is to provide an alternative syntax to erlang that is most
> suitable for people coming from languages like Java, C, C++, C#,
> Javascript.
>
> the language is almost 100% compatible with erlang (and will be), the
> compiler allows to translate an efene source file into a readable
> erlang one or compile it directly to bytecode. It also adds some
> syntactic sugar in some places to make some tasks easier.
>
> changes
> ======
>
> * interactive interpreter (try it with fnc -s)
>
> $ fnc -s
> efene 0.3 exit with Ctrl+D
> >>> A = 2
> 2
> >>> B = A * 3
> 6
> >>> F = fn (Name) { io.format("hi ~s!~n" [Name]) }
> #Fun<erl_eval.6.13229925>
> >>> F("efene")
> hi efene!
> ok
>
> * command line eval
>
> $ fnc -c "io.format(\"hello world~n\")"
> hello world
> >>> io.format("hello world~n")
> ok
>
> * command line eval that translate the expression to erlang
>
> $ fnc -C "io.format(\"hello world~n\")"
> hello world
> 1> io:format("hello world~n")
> ok
>
> * get the exception type in a variable
>
> try {
>    <some code>
> } catch _Type Error {
>    <handle error>
> }
>
> * allow to pattern match values inside lists and tuples
>
> test = fn (('+' = Op Num)) {
>    io.format("~p ~p~n", [Op Num])
> }
>
> * allow new lines between items in lists and tuples
>
> A = (1 2 3
>           4 5 6)
>
> * allow multiple files to be passed as arguments to fnc
>
> $ fnc file1.fn file2.fn file3.fn
>
> * efene compiler rewritten in efene
>
> for a complete reference see the LanguageReference[1]
>
> Participate
> ========
>
> a mailing list is available at librelist just send a mail to
>  to subscribe.
>
> as first mail you may send a hello world program in efene and present
> yourself by saying your name, where you are, how did you heard about
> efene and anything else you would like to say.
>
> [1] http://wiki.github.com/marianoguerra/efene/languagereference
>
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