Top 15 Jim Tcl — The Jim Interpreter Alternative and Similar Softwares | Mar 2024

Jim is an opensource small-footprint implementation of the Tcl programming language. It implements a large subset of Tcl and adds new features like references with garbage collection, closures, built-in Object Oriented Programming system, Functional Programming commands, first-class arrays and UTF-8 support. All this with a binary size of about 100-200kB (depending upon selected options).

The Jim core is very stable. Jim passes over 3000 unit tests and many Tcl programs run unmodified. Jim is highly modular with the possibility to configure many components as loadable modules, or omitted entirely. A number of extensions are included with Jim which may be built as loadable modules.

1. AngelScript

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2. RapydScript

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3. Apple Swift

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4. Wyvern

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5. TinyScheme

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6. Chibi Scheme

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7. Kotlin

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8. Hack

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9. Solid

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10. Squirrel (programming language)

Squirrel (programming language) Squirrel is a high level imperative, object-oriented programming language, designed to be a light-weight scripting language that fits in the size, memory bandwidth, and real-time requirements of applications like video games.......

11. Ruby

Ruby Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.Ruby enjoys a large number of libraries and users. It is based on Perl, Smalltalk,......

12. Typescript

Typescript Now acquired by MICROSOFT. TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript in any browser, any host, any OS and it is Open Source.......

13. Perl 6

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14. Python

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15. Lua

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