Hecl


Category: 
Utilities
Status: 
Alpha
License: 
Open Source / Apache 2

This is a Hecl interpreter for the Android platform.

The Hecl Programming Language is a high-level, open source scripting language implemented in Java. It is intended to be small, extensible, extremely flexible, and easy to learn and use.

Why Hecl? Hecl is intended as a complement to the Java programming language, not a replacement. As such, it tries to do well what Java doesn't, and leaves those tasks to Java for which it is best suited. Hecl aims to be a very immediate language - you can pick it up and start doing useful things with it quickly. It is also meant to be easy to learn. Where Java is verbose and rigid, Hecl is forgiving and quick to write. For instance, System.out.println("Hello World"); vs puts "Hello World" - 41 keystrokes (shifted letters count double) versus 22. Hecl is built to "scale down".

More information can be found at http://www.hecl.org/

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