[Dwarf-discuss] New Language Name for Move

Wolfgang Grieskamp wg@aptoslabs.com
Fri Feb 2 20:33:34 GMT 2024

# New language name for Move

## Ask

We are kindly requesting the addition of a new programming language name to
describe Move.  The Move smart contract programming language is described
in https://github.com/move-language/move.

## Background

Move is a programming language for writing safe smart contracts originally
developed at Facebook to power the Diem (fka Libra) blockchain. Move is
designed to be a platform-agnostic language to enable common libraries,
tooling, and developer communities across diverse blockchains with vastly
different data and execution models. Move is used by multiple blockchains,
including Aptos, Sui, and is planned to be supported also for Solana via

## Proposed Changes

Under [Section 3.1.1 Full and Partial Compilation Unit Entries, Page 64,
Table 3.1: Language names], add


DW_LANG_Move | Move


Under [Section 7.12 Source Languages, Page 241, Table 7.17: Language
encodings], add


DW_LANG_Move  | TBD  |  0

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