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Oforth is for Object + Forth : while based on Forth philosophy (data stack, one pass compilation, ...), it implements a full object metamodel.

Features include :

  • Dynamic language (which does not mean a slow language).
  • Oforth comes with an interpreter : you can try things interactively.
  • Object metamodel : everything is an object.
  • Automatic garbage collection.
  • Support of functional programming style and closures using blocks.
  • While mutability is allowed, immutability is the default behavior, and sometimes required.
  • Support of parallelism using ligth-weight tasks and communication using channels.
  • Very concise language : "the more code you write, the more bugs you have"