Beeflang - open source performance-oriented compiled programming language

Rumbu rumbu at
Thu Jan 9 15:16:46 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 9 January 2020 at 11:59:42 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> On Thursday, 9 January 2020 at 07:54:22 UTC, JN wrote:
>> There's some new programming language around, seems to be 
>> targeting similar areas as D does, although it doesn't use GC 
>> and seems to be targeted mostly towards game developers.
>> Announcement and discussion: 
> It's look like a very competent language and it is just being 
> released to the public.
> Things that I like is that it has manual memory management, no 
> GC or stupid life times. However, leaking or double free can be 
> detected. Good direction I think for memory management for what 
> the language is intended for.
> It has mixins just like D.
> ... then the weird, it has a PREPROCESSOR that is even less 
> capable than C. That's a very weird design decision.

Well, this sums up everything, including the preprocessing which 
is exactly the same as C#:

" I wrote a C#-to-C++ transpiler and a VM wrapper with a 
concurrent GC. This predated Unity's IL2CPP by about 6 months.

Compile times were a big issue, and the little edges of the 
language and libraries were problematic since they were built 
around a JIT. Then it struck me that I don't really care about 
the JIT, and the reason I liked C# had nothing to do with the GC, 
and it would be much better to just make a slight variation of C# 
that was statically compiled and without a GC.

I just followed along all the obvious next steps from there, and 
here we are 5 years later."

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