FYI: Reia is defunct. No additional work on it is planned. If you are interested in the ideas behind Reia, I strongly suggest you check out the Elixir language, which is now in a more mature stage of development than Reia:
Welcome to Reia (pronounced RAY-uh), a Ruby-like scripting language for the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM).
Want to know more about Reia? Syntax examples and that sort of thing? Please visit the home page at:
Reia requires Erlang version R12B-3 (5.6.3) or later. The latest version of Erlang is available here:
You'll also need Ruby and Rake installed. To compile Reia, type:
After compilation is complete, you'll see the test suite run and if everything went well it should hopefully pass.
Here's some thoroughly interesting implementation trivia about Reia:
- Leex-based scanner
- Yecc-based grammar (a Neotoma-based branch is also available)
- Successive parse transforms convert Reia parse trees into the Erlang abstract format, then into BEAM/HiPE bytecode
- Home Page: http://reia-lang.org
- Reia Wiki: http://wiki.reia-lang.org/
- Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/reia
- Author's Blog: http://unlimitednovelty.com/
- Author's Twitter: http://twitter.com/bascule
- IRC: irc.freenode.net #reia
Reia was created by Tony Arcieri, a programmer from Denver, Colorado, USA. Tony has a background in network services and distributed peer-to-peer systems. His favorite programming languages are Ruby and Erlang.