Red is a paradigm-neutral [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homoiconicity homoiconic] language, strongly inspired by [[Rebol]].
Like Rebol, Red has a low memory footprint, is garbage collected, and has a [http://www.red-lang.org/p/download.html low disk footprint (< 1MB)]. But while Rebol is an interpreted language written in ANSI-C, Red seeks to be a "full-stack" language whose methodology is independent of any other toolchain. It compiles that which can be known ahead of time, JIT-compiles that which cannot, and embeds a small interpreter into its executables to handle constructions which are not amenable to any compilation.
Red embeds several DSLs, among which Red/System (C semantics meet Red syntax), dedicated to low-level and system programming. It is also used as an intermediate language (IL) when Red is compiled. The Red executable is able to build Red/System files directly (
*.reds) as well as Red files (
*.red), and Red/System code may be embedded freely in Red code.
- [http://www.red-lang.org Red Language Website]
- [https://twitter.com/red_lang @red_lang] on Twitter.
- [https://gitter.im/red/red Red community chat] on Gitter.
- [http://groups.google.com/group/red-lang?hl=en Mailing-List]