Purpose

Mélodium has been created to fill the gap between most of the programming languages and the idea of data streams.

Most of the languages, while using many paradigms, see data as individual boxes that need to be moved in memory in a step-by-step approach. Developer need to define how these boxes are organized and passed as parameter, processed through loops, returned, keeping track of what's happening, and managing error cases in many locations (or assuming all will be fine else program will crash). This approach can be sufficient in many cases, but obviously not all of them.

Now comes the problematic of data streams.

What if we need a program able to run continously and efficiently on data which doesn't fit in a box? What if we need to read tens of thousands of files? What if we need to read files that are giga- or terabytes long? What if we need it to continue to process even if somewhere or sometimes a problem happens? What if we need a program that insure everything to be ok at startup and take care of future problems that may occur?

Here comes Mélodium.