Red is an actively used programming language created in 2011. Red is a computer programming language. Red was made to overcome the limitations of the programming language Rebol. Introduced in 2011 by Nenad Rakocevic, Red is both an imperative and functional programming language. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from Linguist:

Red/System [
    Title:      "Red/System example file"
    Purpose:    "Just some code for testing Pygments colorizer"

#include %../common/FPU-configuration.reds

; C types

#define time!                   long!
#define clock!                  long!

date!: alias struct! [
    second                      [integer!]  ; 0-61 (60?)
    minute                      [integer!]  ; 0-59
    hour                        [integer!]  ; 0-23

    day                         [integer!]  ; 1-31
    month                       [integer!]  ; 0-11
    year                        [integer!]  ; Since 1900

    weekday                     [integer!]  ; 0-6 since Sunday
    yearday                     [integer!]  ; 0-365
    daylight-saving-time?       [integer!]  ; Negative: unknown

#either OS = 'Windows [
    #define clocks-per-second   1000
    ; CLOCKS_PER_SEC value for Syllable, Linux (XSI-conformant systems)
    ; TODO: check for other systems
    #define clocks-per-second   1000'000

#import [LIBC-file cdecl [

    ; Error handling

    form-error: "strerror" [  ; Return error description.
        code            [integer!]
        return:         [c-string!]
    print-error: "perror" [  ; Print error to standard error output.
        string          [c-string!]

    ; Memory management

    make: "calloc" [  ; Allocate zero-filled memory.
        chunks          [size!]
        size            [size!]
        return:         [binary!]
    resize: "realloc" [  ; Resize memory allocation.
        memory          [binary!]
        size            [size!]
        return:         [binary!]
 JVM!: alias struct! [
    reserved0                   [int-ptr!]
    reserved1                   [int-ptr!]
    reserved2                   [int-ptr!]
    DestroyJavaVM               [function! [[JNICALL] vm [JVM-ptr!] return: [jint!]]]
    AttachCurrentThread         [function! [[JNICALL] vm [JVM-ptr!] penv [struct! [p [int-ptr!]]] args [byte-ptr!] return: [jint!]]]
    DetachCurrentThread         [function! [[JNICALL] vm [JVM-ptr!] return: [jint!]]]
    GetEnv                      [function! [[JNICALL] vm [JVM-ptr!] penv [struct! [p [int-ptr!]]] version [integer!] return: [jint!]]]
    AttachCurrentThreadAsDaemon [function! [[JNICALL] vm [JVM-ptr!] penv [struct! [p [int-ptr!]]] args [byte-ptr!] return: [jint!]]]

 ;just some datatypes for testing:
 #{00FF0000 FF000000}
 #{00FF0000	FF000000} ;with tab instead of space
 64#{/wAAA A==} ;with space	 inside
 64#{/wAAA	A==} ;with tab inside
 ;string with char
 {bla ^(ff) foo}
 {bla ^(( foo}
 ;some numbers:
 ;some tests of hexa number notation with not common ending
 [ff00h ff00h] ff00h{} FFh"foo" 00h(1 + 2) (AEh)

;normal words:
foo char

'foo 'foo

to-integer foo
foo/(a + 1)/b

call/output reform ['which interpreter] path: copy ""

 version-1.1:   00010001h
 #if type = 'exe [
    push system/stack/frame                 ;-- save previous frame pointer
    system/stack/frame: system/stack/top    ;-- @@ reposition frame pointer just after the catch flag
push CATCH_ALL                              ;-- exceptions root barrier
push 0                                      ;-- keep stack aligned on 64-bit

Example code from Wikipedia:

Red/System [Title: "A factorial script"]

factorial: func [
	x       [integer!]                   ; This is compulsory in Red/System
	return: [integer!]                   ; This is compulsory in Red/System
	either x = 0 [1][x * factorial x - 1]

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