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GNU Sather

Sather is an object oriented language which designed to be simple, efficient, safe, and non-proprietary. It aims to meet the needs of modern research groups and to foster the development of a large, freely available, high-quality library of efficient well-written classes for a wide variety of computational tasks. It was originally based on Eiffel but now incorporates ideas and approaches from several languages. One way of placing it in the "space of languages" is to say that it attempts to be as efficient as C, C++, or Fortran, as elegant and safe as Eiffel or CLU, and to support higher-order functions as well as Common Lisp, Scheme, or Smalltalk.

Current Version:   1.2.1

License Type:   GPL

Home Site:

Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

The Sather Compiler has been ported to: SunOS, AIX, Ultrix, NetBSD, Linux, SCO, SGI IRIX, Sony NEWSOS, MIPS IRSC, DEC OSF/1, FreeBSD, HPUX, OS/2, NeXTSTEP, Mac, Cray UNICOS, etc.

Software/Hardware Requirements:


Other Links: (Sather Compiler FTP site)

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Newsgroup: comp.lang.sather

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