Genie (programming language)
Genie is a modern, general-purpose high-level programming language in development since 2008. It was designed as an alternative, simpler and cleaner dialect for the Vala compiler, while preserving the same functionality of the Vala language. Genie uses the same compiler and libraries as Vala; the two can indeed be used alongside each other. The differences are only syntactic.
|Paradigm||multi-paradigm: imperative, structured, object-oriented|
|Designed by||Jamie McCracken|
0.38.8 / February 15, 2018
|Typing discipline||static, strong|
|OS||Cross-platform (every platform supported by GLib)|
|Python, Boo, D, Object Pascal|
Like Vala, Genie uses the GObject type system to create classes and interfaces declared in Genie source code, without imposing additional runtime requirements (i.e., unlike Python, Java or C#, it does not require a virtual machine).
Genie allows access to C libraries, especially those based in GObject (like GTK), without using a different application binary interface (ABI). During compilation, the code is first translated to C source and header files, which are then compiled to platform-specific machine code using any available C compiler like GCC, thus allowing cross-platform software development.
This sample explicitly uses four spaces for indentation.
[indent=4] init print "Hello, world!"
With no explicit indentation declaration, the default is tabs.
class Sample def run() stdout.printf("Hello, world! \n ") init var sample = new Sample() sample.run()
var l = new list of string if l.size > 0 for var i = 0 to (l.size - 1) print l.@get(i)
var l = new list of string for s in l: print s
- Jamie McCracken (2008). "Introducing Genie - the smart programming language". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18.
- Using Genie and Vala together
- Tal Liron (11 January 2013). Genie. Event occurs at 32:29.