# Introducing Austral: A Systems Language with Linear Types and Capabilities
Austral is a new systems programming language. You can think of it as Rust: The Good Parts or a modernized, stripped-down Ada. It features a strong static type system, linear types, capability-based security, and strong modularity.
I like the spec section about semicolons:
For many people, semicolons represent the distinction between an old and crusty language and a modern one, in which case the semicolon serves a function similar to the use of Comic Sans by the OpenBSD project.