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Bistro programming language

Bistro
Paradigm(s) object-oriented
Appeared in 1999
Designed by Nikolas S. Boyd
Developer Nikolas S. Boyd
Stable release 3.6 (14 October 2010)
Typing discipline dynamic, reflective
Influenced by Java, Smalltalk

Bistro is a programming language designed and developed by Nikolas Boyd. It is intended to integrate features of Smalltalk and Java, running as a variant of Smalltalk that runs atop any Java virtual machine conforming to Sun Microsystems' Java specification.

Description

Bistro is object oriented, dynamically typed, and reflective. It duplicates the vast majority of the syntax and API for Smalltalk, and introduces the package and import concepts from Java. Overloaded operators are available for certain operators; ++ and -- are not available overloaded operators.

The syntax for declaring a class's package and import clauses are:

package: my.package.subpackage;
import: my.package.MyClass;
import: my.package.*;

One notable exclusion is the ability to import static methods from other classes.

History

Nikolas S. Boyd created and released the first version of Bistro in 1999. There were no new developments with Bistro since 2010.[1]

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