The Gentle Compiler Construction System

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The Gentle Compiler Construction System is used at many sites in the world and has been licensed by leading IT companies (including Bull, DEC, Deneb, IBM, RWE, Siemens-Nixdorf). A special application area is industrial automation where reliability is a major concern. Robot control software generated with Gentle is in use at the automtive industry (e.g. at Volkswagen).

Users report that Gentle significantly increases productivity:

The high level of abstraction frees from implementation details.
The safety of the language eliminates traditional debugging.
The underlying methodology serves as a guideline for compiler design.
The uniform framework makes the language simple and easy to learn.

Here are some typical applications:

A high level object-oriented simulation language
A workflow system
A programming language for neural networks
A translator from Mathematica to C
A programming language for massively parallel computers
A portable ANSI C compiler
A programming language for industrial robots
A language for object-oriented information systems
A language for functional and logic programming
A query language for an OODBMS