Huawei is working on its own programming language called Char and the project has been in the works for a long time, a well-known Weibo blogger said, adding details are expected to be released to the public next year.
Weibo digital blogger @长安数码君 posted the news today, saying that Huawei has already applied for different kinds of Huawei Char trademarks.
Here's an automatic translation of the Weibo post:
On September 1, another Weibo blogger, @IT工程师, also mentioned that Huawei was working on a new proprietary programming language called Char.
He mentioned at the time that the Char project was led by Feng Xinyu, a PhD supervisor at Nanjing University's Department of Computer Science and Technology who won the 2019 PLDI Best Paper Award. However, the Weibo post was later deleted.
Huawei has been making early moves in compilers and programming languages. Ark Compiler is one of Huawei's research results in the direction of compilers.
On August 31, 2019, Huawei released the source code of Ark Compiler, its first fully self-developed compiler platform, on its open source platform.
In ancient Chinese legend, Char was the leader of a small tribe and is believed to be the creator of the original Chinese script.
There are more than 600 programming languages in the world, and the common development languages are C, C++, JAVA, C#, VB, PB, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc.
The major tech giants now have their own programming languages and software ecosystems built on top of them.
For example, SWIFT, released by Apple in 2014, is the current language for writing software programs for the Apple platform, and Google also has its own computer programming language, DART.