While still young, Pike matured over the last few years, and development is co-ordinated by a team at Roxen Internet Software AB. Pike is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is, and will continue to be, freely distributed. Briefly, this means that you are free to use and modify the source code in any way you please, see the file COPYING for details. Roxen Internet Software maintains the right to the brand name and the copyright, guaranteeing that Pike will be continuously developed and enhanced, and remain free software.
orientation, including multiple inheritance + Modular - Extendible with modules written in C or Pike + Powerful - High-level language, concise code + Incremental - Allows on-the-fly modifications and recompilations + Source Code Available - To promote sharing of useful code + Portable - Platform independent and available on most flavors of Unix At present the following platforms are supported: Solaris 2.5.1 & up (Sun SPARC & Intel x86) Tru64
IRIX 6.5 FreeBSD 4.0
Linux Red Hat 4.2, 5.2, 6.1 and others (Intel x86)
Linux Red Hat 4.2, 5.2, 6.1
and others (Intel x86)
+ Powerful, Flexible and Efficient Data Types + Automatic Memory Management + Scalable - as useful for small scripts as for powerful and complex applications. + Text Processing - e.g. for filtering + Exception Handling + Multi-Threaded Application Development Possible How Pike relates to other programming languages: