Wren Alternatives

    Wren is described as 'small, fast, class-based concurrent scripting language. Think Smalltalk in a Lua sized package with a dash of Erlang and wrapped up in a familiar, modern syntax' and is a Programming Language in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Wren for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and MorphOS. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wren are Lua (Free, Open Source), Apple Swift (Free, Open Source), Tcl (Free, Open Source) and Groovy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • Android Wear
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • Playstation
      • MorphOS
      Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.


    2. Swift is a programming language for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun.
    3. Tcl (originally from "Tool Command Language", but conventionally rendered as "Tcl" rather than "TCL"; pronounced as "tickle" or "tee-see-ell") is a scripting language created by John Ousterhout.
    4. Groovy is an agile and dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
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    5. Hy is a wonderful dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python. Since Hy transforms its Lisp code into the Python Abstract Syntax Tree, you have the whole beautiful world of Python at your fingertips, in Lisp form!
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    6. Hack is a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming languages.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Solid - A minimalist interpreted language, with a clean object model and a tiny VM.

      Discontinued

      Last update was on March 2nd, 2016.

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    7. Wyvern is a new programming language designed to help developers be highly productive when writing high-assurance applications. The first major innovation in Wyvern is type-specific languages, a feature that allows programmers to create literals of a given type (e.g.
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    8. Chibi-Scheme is a very small library with no external dependencies intended for use as an extension and scripting language in C programs.
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