Adventures in Alan v3

There are always problems with software! They crash and/or do the things you say, when that was not what you wanted. Even in IF software. We want to avoid those problems as much as possible.

In a compiled environment (having a compiler to analyse the source code and convert that to something that the interpreter can run), there are five levels of problems to cater for. The goal with the Alan Langauge and its compiler has been that there should be very little chance that the *player* should get into trouble, whatever the problem is:

Alan v3.0 beta3 is now available. Alan has been updated with what will probably be one of the last Beta versions before going 3.0 (planned for February 2014!). You can view the details of the changes in the Changes section. Windows downloads are available right now, with Linux and MacOSX coming in the next few days.

Alan v3.0 beta4 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in the Changes section. There is now only one change left in the plans before Alan 3.0 goes official.

Alan v3.0 beta5 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in Changes Section. This is mostly a resurrection release. After recent changes in the authors life and infra-structure, significant effort was required to ensure that building and releasing again works.

Alan v3.0 beta6 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in the Changes Section. You are encouraged to update to this latest release.

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What They Say

"Alan definitely met my expectations. I was able to create two pretty large, complex games with no prior programming experience."

Byron Campbell