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Chaos is a strongly typed, dynamic yet compilable, test-oriented procedural programming language that achieves zero cyclomatic complexity.

Influenced by

  • TypeScript's type safety
  • Python's syntax, modules and extensibility
  • JavaScript's cross-platform support
  • Ruby's loops and blocks, Rexx's FOREVER keyword
  • PHP's dedication to server-side
  • Haskell's pure functions
  • C's speed and interoperability
  • Go's standalone executables

Featured Aspects

  • There are no control structures. (no if..else, no switch..case) Decision making only possible on function returns:
     num def add(num x, num y)
         num z = x + y
     end {
         z == 8  : f1(),
         z > 10  : f2(),
         default : f3()
     }
    
  • A single unit test is enough to have 100% coverage on functions, always.
  • Warns you about untested functions in the executed program.
  • Detects possible runtime errors in compile-time.
  • Unique function call system that combines procedures with some aspects of functional programming paradigm.
  • No while or when keywords. Loops are mostly predetermined. Infinite loops can only be achievable through the INFINITE keyword.
  • There are break and continue statements but breaking a multiline loop inside a function is forbidden.
  • Single source of errors and unique exit codes for each one of them. So the errors are catchable by other programs.
  • Language's itself forces you to write less error-prone code.
  • Say goodbye to dependency conflicts with Occultist dependency manager.
  • Eliminated segmentation fault possibility using strict memory management and predictions.
  • Simplest C extension development framework so far.

Installation

Install the requirements:

make requirements

Compile the Chaos source:

make

Install the chaos binary system-wide:

make install

Interpreter

Interactive Shell

$ chaos
    Chaos Language 0.2.0 (Jan 20 2021 02:39:23)
    GCC version: 9.3.0 on linux
    Turn chaos into magic!

kaos> print "hello world"
hello world
kaos> exit
    Bye bye!

Program File as Command-line Argument

hello.kaos:

print "hello world"
$ chaos hello.kaos
hello world

Compiler

$ chaos -c hello.kaos -o hello
Starting compiling...
Compiling Chaos code into build/hello.c
Compiling the C code into machine code...
Cleaning up the temporary files...

Finished compiling.

Binary is ready on: build/hello
$ build/hello
hello world

Run chaos --help to see more options.

Uninstallation

You can uninstall the chaos binary and its C headers with:

make uninstall

Useful Links

Language Reference

Developing Chaos C Extensions

API Reference

Template for Chaos C Extension Developers

Documentation Repository

Bug Tracker

Occultist Dependency Manager

Contribution Guide

Code of Conduct


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