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Tea: A Disney Original Programming Language

Apr 17, 2012, 11:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Along with Java, the Tcl and Scheme languages have had an influence on Tea. Tea combines features that are hard to find elsewhere in a single language: support for functional programming, closures (taken from Scheme, of course), full object-oriented programming support, library autoloading facilities, and lots of core classes and functions for common functionality like networking, I/O, string processing, and XML. Support for popular DBMSes like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, Informix or Microsoft SQL Server is included.

"However, open source purists should be aware that the official Tea interpreter, unlike the other Tea tools, is proprietary, ergo so is the bytecode that results from its use. That means that you can get Tea and use it for personal projects, but for commercial use you have to ask for permission. There are alternatives, though: One is a Perl project called destea that released Language::Tea in CPAN, which generates Java code based on your Tea code. You can also try an open source compiler called TeaClipse, which unfortunately looks a bit neglected at the moment."

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