Re: [dev] New Suckless computer language?

From: Quentin Carbonneaux <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:15:15 +0000

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:37:54PM +0200, Daniel V wrote:
> It's not C. It's a new language. The benefit is that you can get a
> basic understanding of what the compiler does fast. It's next to
> impossible to hide how it compiles and what type of code it generates.
> So it could be used for security reasons, with less need for security
> auditing.

So, a better compiler. As I said, hold on, we're working on it and
made good progress already. SCC's code is really nice and readable.
Another good thing about SCC is that the source is public.

> And it generates fast code without optimizing. And it compiles
> extremely fast. And you can easily change it to fit an other
> instruction set, CPU or VM.

How fast? Do you have benchmarks of any kind? Also, if you want to
sell a language to suckless, you better make sure that you can call
Xlib, and also a good bit of POSIX, is that the case?

> And the language syntax is readable. It's not a esoteric language.

Not esoteric, as in, like C?

Also, why haven't we seen any code yet? Are you trolling the list?

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