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The falcon virtual machine: an organic virtual machine shown with practical examples

At the beginning of 2011, the Falcon Committee decided to release version 1.0 of the Falcon Programming Language during the year. After a bit of discussion and planning, we begun working on a new version of the engine to support some constructs we wanted to add to the language: mostly rules and structured prototypes. Also, we spotted the possibility to add fuzzy logic and evolutionary programming (A-Life) constructs directly into the language. We now have a working prototype of what we’re calling the "Organic Virtual Machine".

A second order virtual machine with Falcon

Lately, the Falcon Programming Language has attracted growing interest and excited a deal of curiosity.

In this article I'll document some unique features of Falcon that allow users to build easily what I define as a "second order virtual machine". Despite the ominous-sounding name, it's a very practical topic: with less than one hundred lines of code, you will be able to write your own special commands that can be used, for example, as dynamic configuration files.

The Falcon Programming Language: a brief tutorial

The Falcon Programming Language is a typeless language born for rapid development, prototyping, and ready-made integration. We may also describe Falcon as a "scripting" language with features that enable the programmer to create even complex multi-threaded applications. It mixes several different programming paradigms into an unique blend of constructs, overcoming the limitations and partialities of other languages.

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