Java News from Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Per Bothner has released Kawa 1.9.0.

Kawa is:

  • A framework written in Java for implementing high-level and dynamic languages, compiling them into Java bytecodes.

  • An implementation of Scheme, which is in the Lisp family of programming languages. Kawa is a featureful dialect in its own right, and additionally provides very useful integration with Java. It can be used as a “scripting language”, but includes a compiler and all the benefits of a “real” programming language, including optional static typing.

  • Implementations of other programming languages, including XQuery (Qexo) and Emacs Lisp (JEmacs).

Kawa is published under the the X11/MIT license.