A new programming language called Mojo has been released by Modular AI, a company co-founded by Chris Lattner and Tim Davis.
Lattner is a well-known figure in the programming world, having created the LLVM compiler infrastructure and the Swift programming language. Davis is also an experienced engineer, having worked on Google’s TensorFlow AI framework.
Mojo is designed to be a “superset of Python” that can do all of the same high-level stuff as Python, but with the added benefits of performance and portability. It can also run literal Python code, making it easy for Python developers to transition to Mojo.
Lattner and Davis believe that Mojo has the potential to “fix the programming world” by providing a single language that can be used for a wide variety of tasks. They are also confident that Mojo can compete with existing languages like C++ and Java.
The Mojo software development kit (SDK) is currently available for Linux platforms. The company plans to release SDKs for other platforms in the future.
Mojo can do all of the same high-level stuff as Python. It also has the added benefits of performance and portability, alongside the ability to run literal Python code, making it easy for Python developers to transition to Mojo.
Additionally, Mojo is designed to be modular and extensible, so it can be adapted to a wide variety of tasks.
The sources for this piece include an article in TheNextPlatform.