What is C3?
C3 is a systems language based on C. It tries to be a short step up from C rather than to replace it with a new paradigm or completely new syntax.
The C3 compiler can be found on github: https://github.com/c3lang/c3c.
Last updated: 2020-08-22.
- Compile directly using LLVM
- C to C3 conversion (for a subset of C)
- Module system
- Generic modules
- Zero overhead errors
- Struct subtyping
- Built-in safe arrays
- Zero cost simple gradual & opt-in pre/post conditions.
- High level containers and string handling
- Procedural "get things done"-type of language.
- Try to stay close to C - only change where truly needed.
- Flawless C integration.
- Learning C3 should be easy for a C programmer.
- Dare add convienences if the value is great.
- Data is inert.
- Avoid "big ideas".
- Avoid the kitchen sink language trap.