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
It would be possible, but we shouldn't try to start with both. So if we create a client-side language, the language would be compiled or translated to JavaScript. 

I haven't worked with writing a compiler before, but I imagine that it is no harder than writing an interpreter.
0 Daniel Collier · February 4, 2015
i agree on writing a client side for now, i'm not adversed in writing languages but would it be possible for one language to do both client side and server side ? 

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