May 26, 2018
Myrddin is a systems programming language that covers a similar niche as C including desktop, OS, and embedded development, but at the same time making it harder to shoot yourself in the foot.
It is designed to be a simple language that runs close to the metal, giving the programmer predictable and transparent behavior and mental model. It also does strong type checking, generics, type inference, closures, and traits.
Myrddin is not a language designed to explore the forefront of type theory or compiler technology. It is not a language that is focused on guaranteeing perfect safety. It is satisfied to be a practical, small, fairly well defined, and easy to understand language for code that needs to be close to the hardware.