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Alcor is an open-source programming language for real-time systems, and it's part of the Alcyone project. It provides a platform for developing software to control embedded systems that require precise timing and reliable operation. The language supports synchronous programming constructs with a clear separation between compute-bound operations and real-time events, which are handled by specially marked "reactive" code blocks. This separation helps developers understand the program's behavior more easily, leading to better predictability in complex systems. In addition, Alcor features support for both static and dynamic memory allocation while also guaranteeing freedom from memory leaks or race conditions typically associated with these concepts in other languages like C++ or Java.

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