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Amiga E

Summary
Amiga E is a programming language created by Wouter van Oortmerssen on the Amiga computer. The work on the language started in 1991 and was first released in 1993. The original incarnation of Amiga E was being developed until 1997, when the popularity of the Amiga platform dropped significantly after the bankruptcy of Amiga intellectual property owner Escom AG. According to Wouter van Oortmerssen:"It is a general-purpose programming language, and the Amiga implementation is specifically targeted at programming system applications. [...]"In his own words:"Amiga E was a tremendous success, it became one of the most popular programming languages on the Amiga." Overview Amiga E combines features from several languages but follows the original C programming language most closely in terms of basic concepts. Amiga E's main benefits are fast compilation (allowing it to be used in place of a scripting language), very readable source code, flexible type system, powerful module syste
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