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Welcome to GNU Sather!

Latest News

2000 April 6
2000 January 21
Win32 Sather-W Internationalised Libraries beta release.
2000 January 20
The ANTLR 2.7.0 parser generator supports Saher.
1999 November 4
GNU Sather 1.2.1 released.
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Release status

The latest stable release of GNU Sather is 1.2.1.


Sather is an object oriented language designed to be simple, efficient, safe, flexible and non-proprietary. One way of placing it in the "space of languages" is to say that it aims to be:
  • As efficient as C, C++, or Fortran
  • As elegant as and safer than Eiffel
  • Support higher-order functions and iteration abstraction similar to Common Lisp, Scheme, CLU, or Smalltalk.

Sather has garbage collection, statically-checked strong typing, multiple inheritance, separate implementation and type inheritance, parameterized classes, dynamic dispatch, iteration abstraction, higher-order routines and iters, exception handling, assertions, preconditions, postconditions, and class invariants. Sather code can be compiled into C code and can efficiently link with C object files. The upcoming version of Sather will have full internationalization support.

GNU Sather is under the GPL/LGPL licenses to foster open development of Sather libraries and the language itself. GNU Sather is founded on the ICSI Sather.

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Updated: 2000 April ablazej