Om is the most recent addition to the long list of concatenative languages and attempts to be the simplest (and no simpler).

Some defining features of Om:

  • Om has an extremely minimal syntax. Each program consists of only three syntactic elements: operand, operator, and separator.
  • Om uses prefix notation rather than postfix. Rather than passing a data stack to each function, the remainder of the program is passed to each function for rewriting.
  • Om has a unique "panmorphic" type system in which there is only one data type exposed in the language (a program), even though the implementation can optimize data representations for operations.
  • Om is Unicode compliant and implemented using C++, Boost, and ICU.

For discussions, please use the concatenative mailing group.



This revision created on Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:40:04 by sparist (Improved the description of Om)