a simple, yet powerful modern functional language with a state-of-art syntax. Ela combines
strict and lazy evaluation, dynamic typing and features, which are normally adopted by statically
typed languages, such as algebraic data types and Haskell style type classes.
be used to study and teach functional programming, for prototyping, for writing theorem provers, for scripting,
as well as for development of applications in a pure functional way. Ela comes with a rich standard
library, interactive console and a graphical development environment. Ela also offers a flexible and powerful
interface to .NET programming languages, such as C#.
Ela Platform 2013.2 is out
Ela Platform 2013.2 includes a new version of Ela with a refactored and improved 'do'
notation (which now supports 'let' bindings in Haskell style). Also this version of Platform comes
with a new release of standard library which contains several new additions including an IO monad.
Ela Platform 2013.1 is out
Ela Platform 2013.1 comes with a new version of Ela (0.12.1) and an updated library.
This is an experimental release that provides a support for monadic programming in Ela including
monadic classes in standard library and a Haskell style 'do' notation.
Ela Platform 2012.9 is out
Ela Platform 2012.9 comes with a new major version of Ela (0.12) that provides a better
support for implicit laziness, negative numeric literals, pattern matching validation for overlapping,
bang patterns, type constraints for parameters of algebraic types constructors and more. This version
of platform also features a significant update to the standard library.
A new version of the book: Ela, dynamic functional language
A new version (0.6) of the book Ela, dynamic functional language is available. This book
describes an upcoming version of Ela (0.12) and has a lot of corrections and amendments. This version
of a book also contains new chapters about algebraic types and type classes.