Why another programming language?
tabis a special programming language unlike any other:
- It’s statically-typed and type-infered.
- It also infers memory consumption and guarantees O(n) memory use.
- It is designed for concise one-liner computations right in the shell prompt.
- It features both a mathematics library and a set of data slicing and aggregation primitives.
- It is faster than all other interpreted languages with a similar scope. (Perl, Python, awk, …)
- It is not Turing-complete. (But can compute virtually anything nonetheless.)
- It is self-contained: distributed as a single statically linked binary and nothing else.
- It has no platform dependencies.
You can think of
tabas a kind of general-purpose query language for text files.
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