Cobra (programming language from Cobra Language LLC)

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Usual file extensions .cobra
Paradigm Multi-paradigm: object-oriented
Appeared in 2006
Designed by Chuck Esterbrook
Developer Cobra Language LLC
Stable release 2009-03-20 (March 20, 2009)
Typing discipline strong, static, dynamic, inferred
Influenced by Python, Eiffel, C#, Objective-C
OS Microsoft .NET, Mono
License MIT

Cobra is an object-oriented programming language produced by Cobra Language LLC.[1] Cobra is designed by Chuck Esterbrook, and runs on the Microsoft .NET and Mono frameworks.[2] It is strongly influenced by Python, C#, Eiffel, Objective-C and other programming languages.[3] It supports both static and dynamic typing.[4][5] It has first class support for unit tests and contracts.[4] Cobra provides both rapid development and performance in the same language.[6]

Cobra is an open-source project. It was released under the MIT open source license on February 29, 2008.[7]

A monthly update is posted to the Cobra news forum with progress on features, fixes, documentation and related projects since the last update.[8]




The following examples can be entered into a file and run using cobra <filename>.

Classic Hello world example:

class Hello
    def main
        print 'Hello, World'

Simple class:

class Person
    var _name as String
    var _age as int
    cue init(name as String, age as int)
        _name, _age = name, age
    def toString as String is override
        return 'My name is [_name] and I am [_age] years old'


  1. The Cobra Programming Language home page
  2. The Cobra Programming Language, C. Esterbrook, Lang.NET Symposium 2008
  3. Cobra takes a bite at open source, Adrian Bridgwater, ZDNet UK, Mar 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Reaping the Benefits of Cobra, Ted Neward, MSDN Magazine, June 2009
  5. Was George Costanza a Computer Programmer?, Jonathan Erickson, Dr. Dobb's Journal, April 2008
  6. Cobra language slithering to open source, Paul Krill, InfoWorld, Feb 2008
  7. "The Cobra Programming Language". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  8. Cobra News Forum

External links

de:Cobra (Programmiersprache)

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