# Software Riddle [Part 2!]

The original by quynguyen2013 can be found here; Software Riddle

I compile quickly, yet I'm dynamic.
I was developed by a company you know well.
I'm open-sourced and a lot like a snake.
I also tend to be like a letter in the alphabet.

It's not too hard, but you have to explain every line.

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Nonspoilered explanations below:

I compile quickly, yet I'm dynamic.

This language was designed to compile very quickly. It's statically typed, but there are ways to achieve dynamic typing.

I was developed by a company you know well.

I'm open-sourced and a lot like a snake.

It is indeed open source, and it was influenced heavily by Python.

I also tend to be like a letter in the alphabet.

Certain components of this language could be somewhat comparable to the C programming language (such as the main function).

• the hypocrisy is strong in this one. – Bozman Dec 3 '14 at 14:57
• @Bozman - Indeed. It would be nice if this 'knob could decide whether he's anti-challenge or willing to participate in challenge questions. – Rand al'Thor Dec 4 '14 at 22:34

Is it

C

because I also tend to be like a letter in the alphabet makes me think so.