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GCC for RISC OS is a complete, free and fully-featured compiler solution for RISC OS based on the GNU Compiler Collection. It can compile C and C++ using modern standards and assemble ARM code. It also includes support for RISC OS modules, and usage of the native RISC OS Shared C Library, or the bundled Unix-compatibility library UnixLib as runtime library.

Python‘s convenience has made it the most popular language for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Python’s flexibility has allowed Anyscale to make ML/AI scalable from laptops to clusters.


One speciality of RISC OS is that it has the famous BBC Basic integrated as standard.

You just press the F12 key and can start writing programs in BASIC.

BBC BASIC is a version of the BASIC programming language released in 1981 as the native programming language for the BBC Micro home/personal computer, providing a standardized language for a UK computer literacy project of the BBC.

One of the unique features of BBC BASIC is the inline assembler, allowing users to write assembly language for ARM. The assembler is fully integrated into the BASIC interpreter and shared variables with it.

Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description.

Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode with a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

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