Every programmer thinks he knows what his perfect language looks like, I am no different. Right now it's little more than turing complete, but it parses a small language and outputs x86 machine code. Only Mach-O binaries on OS X work at the moment but ELF support on Linux is imminent. The assembler is homegrown and done in Ruby but only assembles the subset of x86 needed to compile ... whatever I might call this language in the future.
I'm not sure what the end result will be at all but traits I think a modern language should include are:
- Immutable data structures
- Literal notation for hashes, arrays, closures, etc.
- Multiple block support (possibly io style)
- Optional OO
- AOT and JIT compilation to machine code
- Platform independent, widely ported
- GC (need I mention this anymore?)