Notes! These pages are under construction - and thus very preliminary

qBeta is an object-oriented language derived from Beta and inspired by other languages such as Smalltalk, Self and Python. qBeta is an experiment in combining new and existing language mechanisms. qBeta is under development and new mechanisms may be added just as mechanisms may be removed.

There is a compiler for qBeta – qcompiler – but it is unstable and not complete. It is similar in structure to to the experimental Beta compiler and it generates code for the same virtual machine. 

In order to read the following description of qBeta, knowledge of Beta is probably a pre-requisite.

The description at this stage stage is quite sketchy – the purpose for now, is to give the reader an idea of the language mechanisms of qBeta.