This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
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Neko is also the name used for a Virtual Machine bytecode interpreter. The VM can be embedded in applications via a C language API.
The nekoc command compiles Neko source code into NekoVM bytecode. The neko command runs NekoVM bytecode.
Another language, NekoML, also compiles to NekoVM bytecode. nekoml is a higher level functional programming language, inspired by OCaml.
Other tools that ship with Neko, include a nekotools boot wrapper to create native executables that encapsulate NekoVM bytecode, and a small web server engine with embedded Neko. The nekotools server engine emulates the API provided by the Apache webserver plugin modules mod_neko and mod_tora.
Neko is a core part of the Haxe programming language/toolkit; one of the output targets. Neko is used for system level access, command line applications, and takes a supporting role in some of the tools that make up the Haxe programming environment.
Neko, introduced in 2005, may be superseded by a new virtual machine engine for Haxe development, HashLink. HashLink was introduced in 2016, designed as a successor to Neko. Haxe 4 (in preview in late 2018), still supports compilation to Neko bytecode and the Haxe 4 environment still uses Neko library functions.
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