1. IntroductionΒΆ

Squirrel is a high-level, imperative-OO programming language, designed to be a powerful scripting tool that fits within the size, memory bandwidth, and real-time requirements of applications like games. Squirrel offers a wide range of features like dynamic typing, delegation, higher order functions, generators, tail recursion, exception handling, automatic memory management while fitting both compiler and virtual machine into about 6k lines of C++ code.