Tuesday 20 January 2009

10 Most Bizarre Programming Languages Ever Created

Ever heard of Ook, Piet, Befunge, reMorse, or Whenever? These are so called esoteric programming languages, designed as a test of the boundaries of computer programming language design, as a proof of concept, or as a joke. There is usually no intention of the language being adopted for real-world programming.

10 Most Bizarre Programming Languages Ever Created.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about all those crazy Perl Lingua modules!
They allow you to write in Latin (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/papers/HTML/Perligata.html), Pirate talk (http://search.cpan.org/~hex/Acme-Lingua-Pirate-Perl/), etc.

Some fun examples:

use Lingua::Romana::Perligata;

maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe.
meo maximo vestibulo perlegamentum da.
da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis listis.

dum listis decapitamentum damentum nexto
fac sic
nextum tum novumversum scribe egresso.
lista sic hoc recidementum nextum cis vannementa da listis.

use Acme::Lingua::Pirate::Perl;

Ahoy bucko!

my @pieces_of_eight = qw(avast ye scurvy swab!); Yarrrrrr.

unless (steal @pieces_of_eight be 'avast') {
capsize her "Arrrr, we be hit below the waterline!\n";

sound off "Type something, ye bilge rat! "; $_ = <>; chomp;


cry "Ye entered 'the gold'!\n"; Yo ho ho!

sail off;

poop deck:
Bring us more rum, wench!