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SuperCollider is an open source programming language created in 1996.

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SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally released in 1996 by James McCartney for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Since then it has been evolving into a system used and further developed by both scientists and artists working with sound. It is an efficient and expressive dynamic programming language providing a framework for acoustic research, algorithmic music, interactive programming and live coding. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
"Hello World".postln;
// Hello World in SuperCollider "Hello, world!".postln;
Example from Linguist:
WarpPreset { *new {|path| if(path.notNil) { ^Object.readArchive(path); }; ^super.new.init(); } init { } save { Dialog.savePanel({|path| this.writeArchive(path); }); } }
Example from Wikipedia:
// Factorial function f = { |x| if(x == 0) { 1 } { f.(x-1) * x } };

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Integers
// [0-9]+
Floats
// [0-9][0-9]*\.[0-9]+([eE][0-9]+)?[fd]?
Hexadecimals
// 0x[0-9a-fA-F]+
Strings "
"Hello world"
Print() Debugging postln
Comments
// A comment
Line Comments //
// A comment
Semantic Indentation X

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