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Author Topic: Esoteric Programming Languages  (Read 4435 times)

KenR

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Esoteric Programming Languages
« on: January 22, 2007, 07:47:12 PM »
Here's an interesting way to spend your time - write esoteric languages.

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    * BIT - a language that treats all data like C treats strings.
    * Chef - a language where the programs produce magnificent meals.
    * Haifu - a language based on Eastern philosopy and artistic values.
    * HQ9++ - a language which extends the elegance of HQ9+ to the object-oriented paradigm.
    * Ook! - a language designed for orang-utans.
    * Piet - a language where the programs are works of modern art.
    * Whenever - a language with no sense of urgency.
    * ZOMBIE - a language designed for evil necromancers.



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Re: Esoteric Programming Languages
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 01:24:43 AM »
LOVE IT  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Esoteric Programming Languages
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2007, 04:18:24 AM »
Haha, the esoteric algorithms part is great!

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Re: Esoteric Programming Languages
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 09:21:11 AM »
That is just off the hook!  :D

I love the ZOMBIE language:

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Design Principles

    * The language should allow the necromancer to animate dead bodies, summon and control spirits, and solve any computable problem.
    * There should be sensible guarantees against overwriting system memory, monopolising CPU cycles, and releasing malicious entities into the world.
    * The language must be inherently evil.

Inherently evil! Hilarious stuff!  :Thmbsup:

Some of the code examples in the languages are just rich! Check out "Whatever".


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Re: Esoteric Programming Languages
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 09:49:56 AM »
The language "Whenever" just about sums up my attitude (at the moment - if I can be bothered to have an attitude).

I love the fact the someone has actually bothered to write an interpreter for the language too the encompasses the design principles of slowing down until it gives up ;)