Their website says:
ooc is a modern, object-oriented, functional-ish, high-level, low-level, sexy programming language. It’s translated to pure C with a source-to-source compiler. It strives to be powerful, modular, extensible, portable, yet simple and fast.
It looks a little nicer than some at first glance.
It has garbage collection, type inference, and probably continuations (or anonymous functions/blocks — same difference).
Functions are first order objects (or rather, automatically wrapped in a default package). Classes use a static new() function to instantiate. You can also “cover” primitives, which means that unlike Java, you can extend String (Char *) .
I like how it makes declarations simple and concise
// variable declaration x : Int y : Float z : Char // variable declaration and assignment a := 42 b := 7.9 c := "Hello, world!"
Though I don’t like the := assignment. Why not infer declaration with regular assignment?
x = 1 y = 4.2 z = "Hello"
It certainly makes java-style generics prettier:list := ArrayList<Int> new()
I wonder if it's compiling down to C makes it portable and fast? I also wonder if it's type-inferred declarations also allows inferred type casting (e.g. from int to float?)
I think I'll be looking into it a little more (when I get a chance.) Would love to have feedback from folks who've actually used OOC or know more about it.