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Smalltalk YX is an open source programming language. It's an implementation of the Smalltalk-80 standard.

Syx is written in the C programming language and has the following purposes:

  • Readable code
  • Flexibility trough easy creation of plugins
  • Highly portable
  • Optimized
  • Modern
  • Embeddable in C applications
  • Easy to use, powerful and well-structured environment
  • Small


One of the goals of Smalltalk YX is to be very portable and to have the image to be compatible to all kind of systems. Currently tested platforms include:

  • Debian GNU/Linux (x64)
  • Gentoo Linux (x86 and x64)
  • Slackware Linux 12.0
  • Foresight Linux 1.4.1
  • Arch Linux 2007.08-2
  • Solaris 2.10 and 11 (Sparc and x86-64)
  • FreeBSD 6.1
  • Linux From Scratch 64-bit
  • Windows 98, XP, Vista
  • Windows CE (PocketPC and SmartPhone)
  • Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel)

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