Ethereum Foundation introduces new smart contract language ‘Fe’ for the ecosystem

Ethereum Foundation introduces new smart contract language ‘Fe’ for the ecosystem
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Ethereum Foundation introduces new smart contract language ‘Fe’ for the ecosystem

The Block4 months ago
Published on October 14, 2020 11:20 GMT+0edited on October 14, 2020 11:27 GMT+0

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The Ethereum Foundation has introduced a new smart contract language called 'Fe' (pronounced fee) for the ecosystem.

Currently, the majority of Ethereum applications are written in the Solidity programming language, but having more choices for developers will be a net positive for the ecosystem, said Christoph Burgdorf, a software engineer at the Ethereum Foundation.

"A lot of people want to have a simpler, more Pythonic alternative to Solidity," Burgdorf told The Block.

Fe was born as a rewrite of Vyper (in Rust), a programming language for Ethereum Virtual Machine. Thus, it inherits several things from Vyper, said Burgdorf. "At this early stage in development, the differences between Fe and Vyper are still limited," he said, adding that Fe will begin to more closely resemble Rust as …