Sather Revisited: A High-Performance Free Alternative to C++ (zipped postscript, inlined gif)
David Stoutamire and Matt Kennel
Computers in Physics, Vol. 9, No. 5, Sep/Oct 1995 p. 519-524.

Sather is an object-oriented language first introduced in 1991. Since then, considerable practical experience has been obtained with the language by the hundreds of users making up the Sather community. Sather offers many safety and convenience features to help programmers avoid common errors and reuse code. Some of these were discussed in a previous Computers in Physics article; they include strong typing, garbage collection, object-oriented dispatch, multiple inheritance and parameterized classes. Here we mention other advantages that have come to maturity since then, including iteration abstraction and parallel and distributed language extensions.

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