The Odin Programming Language

The Odin programming language is designed with the intent of creating an alternative to C with the following goals:

  • simplicity
  • high performance
  • built for modern systems
  • joy of programming

Example Code

package main

import "core:fmt"

main :: proc() {
	program := "+ + * 😃 - /";
	accumulator := 0;

	for token in program {
		switch token {
		case '+': accumulator += 1;
		case '-': accumulator -= 1;
		case '*': accumulator *= 2;
		case '/': accumulator /= 2;
		case '😃': accumulator *= accumulator;
		case: // Ignore everything else
		}
	}

	fmt.printf("The program \"%s\" calculates the value %d\n",
	           program, accumulator);
}

Language Features

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Interesting… How does it compare to Zig that seems to have the same goals?

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I didn’t use it yet, but the first thing I noticed is syntactical similarity to Go, the short variable declaration operator, defer keyword, absence of parenthesis around conditions in conditionals, even names of the packages and methods like fmt.printf.

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I also thought it looked like go

How to choose between go, rust or zig? :slight_smile:

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There is another language which is more similar to Go. The V Programming Language.

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