Fancy is a dynamic, class based, pure object-oriented programming language heavily inspired by Smalltalk, Ruby and Erlang.
In development since the beginning of this year, not all features have yet been implemented but the overall progress is coming along nicely.
Fancy allows dynamic code evaluation and meta-programming as it can be found in Ruby, Smalltalk or Lisp, as well as actor-model concurrency inspired by Erlang.
One goal of Fancy is to provide a language implementation that is easy to understand, especially for language implementor beginners, as well as achieving decent performance as a scripting language in Unix environments.
Christopher Bertels is a student at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, studying Computer Science and Philosophy. His main interests lie in the advancement of Free Software, programming language implementations and virtual machine technology.
He is an advocate of dynamic languages, believing in pure and simple language designs with great metaprogramming and self-hosting capabilities as they can be found in Smalltalk, Lisp and Ruby.
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