Hi, This is to announce the first official release of Dao. Dao is a simple yet powerful object-oriented programming language with many advanced features including, soft (or optional) typing, BNF-like macro system, regular expression, multi-dimensional numeric array, closure, coroutine, asynchronous function call for concurrent programming etc. Dao provides a rich set of standard data types, methods and libraries. Dao is implemented as a light and efficient virtual machine with very transparent C programming interfaces, which make it easy to extend Dao with C/C++ or embed Dao into C/C++ programs. There have been a lot of improvements since the last release including: a lot of bug fixing and some broken feature fixing; several large implementation changes to improve the structure and clarity of the codes; and some implementation of new features. For the details, please have a look at: http://www.daovm.net/?page=dao_whats_new. Besides the improvements to the language and its implementation, the modules, tools, documentations and website associated with this language have also been improved greatly. The documentations are more complete than before, and are prepared in nice formats for easy referencing. A number of demos are also included in the release, including some programs for the The Computer Language Benchmarks Game, which can be tried out just for fun. One automatic tool (tools/autobind.dao) was developed using Dao itself, and was used to create most of the released Dao extending modules, by generating wrappers directly from the header files of the corresponding C/C++ libraries. This tool could also be used to wrap other C/C++ library as necessary. A new website that was developed using Dao itself too, has been setup at http://www.daovm.net, and is going to be the new official website of Dao. This new website will be established as a serious platform to promote the spreading of Dao and to grow a community of its users. Links: Home: http://www.daovm.net Document: http//www.daovm.net/?page=document_en Download: http//www.daovm.net/?page=download_en Forum: http//www.daovm.net/?forum Have fun. Limin
on 2009-03-06 19:00
on 2009-03-06 19:15
Limin> This is to announce the first official release of Dao. What's the connection to Python?
on 2009-03-06 19:20
Limin Fu wrote: > Hi, > > This is to announce the first official release of Dao. > > Dao is a simple yet powerful object-oriented programming language So, you pimp your language in news groups for other languages? I see your off topic post in 3 language groups I frequent, that's not the way to get interest in your language.
on 2009-03-06 20:32
Honest to say, there is no solid connection between Dao and Python. It's just that I had received some good suggestions and comments from these groups when I made a few previous announcements in these groups. So I guessed somebody might be interested in Dao, and thought it might be a good idea to announce it here again. Nevertheless, Python is one of the few languages from which Dao tried to learn something. I have paid a lot of my attention to Python during the development of Dao. Once a time I even created a module trying to allow calling Python functions and using python objects in Dao scripts, it was a long time ago, probably even before this language is named as Dao. Unfortunately I hadn't time to continue to develop that module. To Tim Greer and others: Some people may think this kind of announcement are off topic in a group for another language. This is not exactly true. This is still about programming, there are so many programmers out there, who knows if there would be somebody interested in a new language. This announcement does not mean to threaten any language, I don't even think it is somewhere close to that. So take it easy.
on 2009-03-06 20:40
Limin Fu wrote: > To Tim Greer and others: > > Some people may think this kind of announcement are off topic in a > group for another language. This is not exactly true. This is still > about programming, there are so many programmers out there, who knows > if there would be somebody interested in a new language. This > announcement does not mean to threaten any language, I don't even > think it is somewhere close to that. So take it easy. I don't see it as a threat at all (I'm not sure how you read that from what I said), and I honestly don't care that much, but it seems pretty odd to post about a completely different language in groups that have no relation. Imagine people posting announcements about languages, modules, extensions, etc in other language groups as they happened, we'd see 1/2 the group's posts containing that sort of information. You posted in the Python, Perl and Ruby groups, and it just seemed (was) inappropriate and not a good way to get people interested (it can be a turn off to see what could be considered spam). Just because it's another language doesn't make it on topic. There are over a hundred of them out there, and even more derivatives and it's just not usually appreciated (though I don't pretend to speak for anyone else, but it's a pretty accurate observation). I don't assume ill intent by you, but it was questionable about why. Anyway, it's not a knock on the language, I just don't think the Perl, Ruby or Python groups are relevant (but maybe some people will find it interesting and be glad you did -- of course, that could be said of any post about anything).
on 2009-03-06 20:50
On [Sat, 07.03.2009 02:58], Limin Fu wrote: > > Have fun. > > Limin As long as your language doesnt look like Lisp, this thread is about to turn into a flamewar powered by Mr. Pascal. Good luck...
on 2009-03-07 00:20
Limin> Honest to say, there is no solid connection between Dao and Limin> Python. It's just that I had received some good suggestions and Limin> comments from these groups when I made a few previous Limin> announcements in these groups. So I guessed somebody might be Limin> interested in Dao, and thought it might be a good idea to Limin> announce it here again. Saying just that in your announcement would have been enough, in my opinion to establish the connection. It's just that there was no mention of Python at all in your announcement. So I asked.
on 2009-03-07 01:49
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 6:18 PM, <email@example.com> wrote: > at all in your announcement. So I asked. If you didn't notice, you're X-Posting to a Ruby mailing list / newsgroup. Not sure if that was the OP's fault... but if you're going to complain about the original post being unrelated to Python, please do that on a Python list only! -greg