Reference manual for the Rascal meta-programming language.
Here we describe all features of the Rascal language in detail, for reference purposes.
You can find more (accessible) information about programming in Rascal here:
- Why Rascal: gives the motivation for the Rascal language and describes various usage scenarios.
- Getting Started describes how to download, install and start Rascal.
- Getting Help shows how to use the help facilties and search the documentation.
- See Further Reading for a reading guide to the documentation.
- Library functies are described in Rascal Libraries.
- We do not maintain a long list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) but use StackOverflow instead.
- We show examples for each Rascal language construct described here.
- You can find many simple code examples in Recipes.
- The Rascal Libraries contain examples for most functions.
- Rascal has everything you need for any kind of (meta-)program you want to write. See Why Rascal.
- Rascal is a procedural/functional language with immutable data. Do not confuse this with object-oriented programming.
- Rascal allows you to write highly imperative code, but it has declarative constructs that lead to shorter and more readable code.