Ωmega

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Omega
Developer(s) Portland State University
Stable release 1.5 / April 29, 2011
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Interpreter
License New BSD License
Website Omega download page

The Omega interpreter[1] is a strict pure functional programming interpreter similar to the Hugs Haskell interpreter. The syntax closely resembles that of Haskell but with important differences:

  • Omega is strict (Hugs is lazy);
  • Ability to introduce new kinds;
  • Allows writing of functions at the type level.

Other differences are documented in the Omega user guide.[1]

Omega was developed by Prof. Tim Sheard of Portland State University's Computer Science Department as a language with an infinite hierarchy of computational levels (value, type, kind, sort, etc.). The underlying concept is that data, and functions manipulating data, can be introduced at any level.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ωmega Users' Guide". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  2. ^ Sheard, Tim; Nathan Linger (June 30, 2007). "Programming in Ωmega". 2nd Central European Functional Programming School. 

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