Om is an experimental, unique take on concatenative languages with a focus on simplicity.

Defining features of Om include:

  • Extremely minimal syntax. Each program consists of only three syntactic elements: operand, operator, and separator.
  • Prefix notation rather than postfix. Instead of a data stack, functions manipulate the remainder of the program itself.
  • 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.
  • Unicode compliant and implemented using C++, Boost, and ICU.

For discussions, please use the concatenative mailing group.



This revision created on Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:24:28 by sparist (Minor improvement to Om summary.)