Type of Language (Server-side / Client-side)

+4 Sheldon Juncker · February 4, 2015
Now, we have a name a GitHub repository, and thanks to Abdullah, we'll soon have a logo and a temporary website.

Abdullah was asking me if the language would be like CoffeeScript or TypeScript. A language like this would be translated to JavaScript.

Originally we'd planned on making a server-side web development language.

Which type of language do you think that we should create?

(Deciding this shouldn't take as long as deciding on a name. :) )

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0 Daniel Collier · February 4, 2015
would it be a kind of thing where you would throw orion through one end and javascript would come out the other ?
0 Sheldon Juncker · February 4, 2015
Yes, that's what Abdullah was suggesting.
0 Sheldon Juncker · February 4, 2015
Well, the browser wouldn't translate Orion to JavaScript. That process would either happen once during compilation or with each request by the browser. Either way, the compilation / translation process would take place on the server.
0 Daniel Collier · February 4, 2015
what area do we need to tackle first?
0 Sheldon Juncker · February 4, 2015
Regardless of whether the language is going to be client-side or server-side, we need to decide what language we're going to use to create the compiler / interpreter.

I'm thinking that C or C++ will be best.

There's already a topic to decide which language to use.
https://www.thenewboston.com/forum/topic.php?id=4544
0 Sheldon Juncker · February 4, 2015
Yeah! C++ is awesome and learning it will be great. But it sounds like you already know quite a bit.
0 Daniel Collier · February 4, 2015
i suggest you check out c++11 :) there is some neat stuff
0 Abdullah Nauman · February 4, 2015
Will we be coding a compilier from scratch, or using a framework. I think that the latter option would be better. Also how would we implement that to the web? 
0 Abdullah Nauman · February 8, 2015
Yes, i would like that, but i really have no idea how to do it 
0 Abdullah Nauman · February 6, 2015
So basically, we are writing a compilier that will take our language and compile it to JS code. But then we are basically limited to the limitations of JS right. All we can do is make a new syntax.Please correct me if I am wrong. 

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