ApoorvSingal (105)


Volant is a general-purpose data-oriented high-level programming language with a focus on speed, power, asynchronicity, and concurrency. Volant is designed with simplicity in mind, allowing both low-level and high-level features with simple and easy to use syntax. Volant is transpiled to c with no or a very thin layer of abstraction over the code you write, which makes it as fast as c in almost all cases.

The team

The language was designed and developed solely by me.

Try it out

Step 1: Fork this repl.
Step 2: Edit the file named main.vo and press the run button to try it out.

You can also try Volant on our online Volant playground here.

Useful links

EDIT: @CSharpIsGud made a complete operating system using Volant. Check it out here.

Any constructive feedback is appreciated and thanks for checking it out.

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ApoorvSingal (105)

@AmazingMech2418 Well, no.
Unlike CPP, Volant isn't object-oriented. You understand how big of a difference that is, right? I don't even need to say anything more but,

Volant has garbage collection.
Volant support for closures is far better than CPP.
Volant doesn't have exceptions (errors should be handled by returning a tuple).
Volant has an in-built event system and thread-management system (it uses libuv and its not in a usable state yet).
Volant has (not yet) async/await and concurrency primitives.

Volant "syntax modifications" aren't just randomly chosen. Every difference from the c syntax has a very specific purpose. For example, Volant's version of CPP's int ((*var[10])(int, int))(int, int) is var: [10] * func(int, int) (func (int, int) int). You can clearly see the superiority of Volant syntax here. Volant syntax is chosen very precisely to be as simple, clean, and readable as possible.