The Gosu Language
Gosu is a pragmatic programming language for the JVM. It has been designed with Java developers in mind by providing a set of features that allow them to be more productive without sacrificing the benefits of Java's simple syntax and type-safety. Gosu is an object oriented language with a sprinkle of functional programming features.
- Open Type System
- Advanced type inference
- Program files (scripts containing statements, functions, and classes at the same level)
- Structural typing (similar TypeScript's interfaces)
- Extension methods (aka enhancements)
- Java interoperability
- Lambda expressions
- Generics (reified, covariant type parameters and no wildcards)
- Composition (with the delegate keyword)
- Null Safety (supports operator ?. etc.)
- Named Arguments and Default Parameter Values
- A powerful for each statement with user-defined intervals types
- Member Literals
- Object Initializers
- Classpath Statement and Shebang (useful when you use Gosu as a scripting language)
- ...and more
You need Java JDK 1.8 and Maven 3.x to build Gosu. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to JDK 1.8's home.
Clone the project from GitHub and run:
To execute tests:
To change the version number:
mvn -B release:update-versions -DdevelopmentVersion=1-someValue-SNAPSHOT
- Download the latest Gosu distribution here.
- Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to JDK 1.8's home, if needed.
- Unzip the distribution zip, go to the bin folder and double click on gosu.cmd (or gosu if you are using Linux/Mac).
Need help getting your project off the ground? Want to discuss features in the next release, among both users and the Gosu team? Participate in our discussion forum or report a bug:
Gosu is released under version 2.0 of the Apache License.