.NET-based programming language Cobra is about to go open source, reports InfoWorld. The project, which was in stealth mode until last week at Microsoft's Lang.NET Symposium, is in the beta stage. Cobra author Chuck Esterbrook says the project will be released under the MIT license later this month.
The language's name and syntax are derived from Python, the story says, and via Novell's Mono, Cobra can run on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X. It is touted as offering quick development like Python and performance on the level of C++.
Of the forthcoming project, Esterbrook says:
The idea is to take productivity boosters that are currently scattered among different languages and bring them together in one language so you can get the benefits of all of them at the same time.