Dylan is a functional, object-oriented, dynamic programming language with four goals: high performance, rapid prototyping, ease of use, and seamless support for libraries coded in C. It is an interesting hybrid system. Linguistically, and syntactically it is rather C-like. At its base, it is very functional and Lisp-like, using Lisp functional aspects and compiler technology, but with no Symbolic EXPressions (SEXP, S-exp), or ability to manipulate programs as lists. Everything is an object, so it is a pure object-oriented language. It has many other interesting, useful traits.

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Dylan Exchange
Information, links, and references on Dylan.
Dylan Programming Language
Growing article, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
Hello, World program
A Hello World program using the old Lisp like Dylan syntax. Dylan now uses a Pascal/C like syntax so it makes an interesting historical example.
Open Dylan
A full-featured implementation of the Dylan language with a powerful IDE and a command-line compiler. The compiler is currently available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X (x86 and PPC). The IDE only works on Windows until the GTK backend for DUIM is finished. It's formally known as Functional Developer and as Harlequin Dylan.
PC AI: The Dylan Programming Language
Contains links to information, vendors, books, and articles about Dylan.
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