Newspeak Programming Language

Newspeak is a new programming language in the tradition of Self and Smalltalk. Newspeak is highly dynamic and reflective - but designed to support modularity and security. It supports both object-oriented and functional programming.

Like Self, Newspeak is message-based; all names are dynamically bound. However, like Smalltalk, Newspeak uses classes rather than prototypes. As in Beta, classes may nest. Because class names are late bound, all classes are virtual, every class can act as a mixin, and class hierarchy inheritance falls out automatically. Top level classes are essentially self contained parametric namespaces, and serve to define component style modules, which naturally define sandboxes in an object-capability style. Newspeak was deliberately designed as a principled dynamically typed language. We plan to evolve the language to support pluggable types.



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Bug in December 1, 2014 release - Windows download. Ricardo 5/24/15
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Metaclasses, Classes, and Value Stefan Marr 5/18/15
Newspeak parser implemented in Smalltalk Wouter Gazendam 5/15/15
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Syntax: Setter Sends & Assignments Wouter Gazendam 4/30/15
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Newspeak on GDI+ vs JS/HTML; asm.js as a target? Shaping 4/6/15
ECOOP paper Shaping 4/6/15
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