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Cobra 0.9.6 is released (cobra-language.com)
19 points by cobra-commander on Dec 23, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

The website is down, as is the Google cache. The front page (as of December 16, before the release of 0.9.6) may be viewed on https://web.archive.org/web/20131216111440/http://cobra-lang... . See the announcement of 0.9.6 here: http://cobralang.blogspot.com/ . There is a download mirror (buckling under the strain) at http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Cobra-Language-Downloa... .

The text-only cache looks OK (add &strip=1 to the URL)


(The default Google cache still attempts to load images from the original site, which for a site under strain seems not helpful. Wonder if Google will ever change the defaults.)

The web site is slammed right now. We're planning our improvements as I enter this, but it will take some time to sort things out. Thanks for your patience.

Re: JVM back-end, there hasn't been much work on it lately. It currently passes a portion of the test suite, but progress is stalled due to lack of effort.

Re: Mono, they are always improving it and it's definitely better than it was several years ago.

Cobra does not currently place much emphasis on immutability and pattern matching.

I like the look of this language every time I see it mentioned, but I'm too afraid to be running daemons on mono. Would love to see the JVM backend progress.

Looks elegant.

What's the status on the JVM backend? Had too many resource leaks running mono daemons (several years ago, not sure if mono has gotten better).

FAQ emphasizes a lot on OOP what about immutability and pattern matching?

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