Subset 1

The first subset of the Aurora Language. The following will describe what it includes, and what the end goal of the subset is. The first subset is simply a way of measuring when part of the compiler is finished. It includes all the functions that will be compile-abled within the first subset. Future subsets will be describe as the language develops further.


The first subset will include function calls. Includes, A.K.A. imports. And variable definitions for numbers and strings.

Any call to any function name can be called. This is really the base of Aurora. Just specify the function name, use the > character, and follow it with any arguments passed to the function. A function is closed by either the < or ; tokens. For example the following will call a function called greet with an argument of "Aurora": greet>"Aurora";. This does the same: greet>"Aurora"<;.

Thirdly variable definitions of strings will be possible. This means that variables with the content of a string may be defined, and called upon. For example if the variable String: hello = "Salutations to you!"; may be defined and then later called with println>hello;. This will in turn print the line Salutations to you! with a newline at the end.

Number variables are another variable that can be defined. This can be done by specifying the Number variable. For example, Number: age = 15; will define a variable named age with a value of 15.

More on specific syntaxes can by found on the Syntax page.