Curl – A gentle slope system

I recently learned about Curl language, an MIT-DARPA project. It’s a multi-paradigm hybrid functional language that is reflective, homo-iconic, and object-oriented. It supports closures, macros, and declarative layouts.

Its syntax is based on TEX and has many formatting operations. Curl is a very scientific language, as they state:

“One uses the same easy-to-learn syntax to create interactive documents as to create regular text documents.”

Curl is highly extensible; components can be developed for Curl using Curl only. I am also impressed with the roadmap Curl is following, as they state:

“Curl is intended to be a gentle slope system, accessible to content creators at all skill levels ranging from authors new to the web to experienced programmers. By using a simple, uniform language syntax and semantics, Curl avoids the discontinuities experienced by current web users who have to juggle HTML, JavaScript, Java, Perl, etc. to create today’s exciting sites. Our hope is that the single environment provided by Curl will be an attractive alternative for web developers.”

I am surprised that Curl is not famous in India. This language deserves a prominent place worldwide. It targets RIA (Rich Internet Application) and will soon compete with Adobe AIR/FLEX/MS Silverlight, and I believe it will surpass them.



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13 responses to “Curl – A gentle slope system”

  1. Richard Monson-Haefel Avatar

    Hi Criss,

    Thank you for the kind words about Curl. I was excited to read your review. I encourage you to join our community at Curl which has many developers including many from India. You’ll find people there that have the same vision as you do!

    Here is the URL for our community center

    All the best,

    Richard Monson-Haefel
    VP of Developer Relations
    Curl, Inc.

  2. Shishir criss Sharma Avatar

    Thanks haefel,

    I am already a member of curl developer community.

    Hope curl will win the world…

  3. Gaurav Avatar

    hello sir,

    Nice to read about curl.
    And what’s up over there??

    How are you?
    Keep in touch.


    1. Shishir Sharma 'criss' Avatar

      Every thing is fine here…

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