EFY Times  
Thursday, September 03, 2015

 
GO
 
 
10 Most Bizarre Programming Languages Ever!
 
Home >> Infotech >> Features
 
10 Most Bizarre Programming Languages Ever!  
 
If you thought that programmers can’t have a sense of humour, then take a look at these programming languages. These are a few most strangely named programming languages.   
Rate this news:  (3 Votes)
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Programming languages aren’t always meant to write complex codes. Sometimes programmers develop languages that aren’t meant to be used for high level coding. There are some truly bizarre programming languages, which fall under the Esoteric Programming Language or Esolang category. These are languages that have been developed to test a programmers ideas or simply as a joke. Real world usability is perhaps the last things on the developer’s mind in this case.

esoteric programming languages, brainfuck, malbolge, INTERCAL, Befunge, Piet, Velato, Chef, Whitespace, tech news, bizarre programming languages, news




INTERCAL: Creators Donald R. Woods and James M. Lyon wanted to create a programming language, which had no similarity to any existing language. The authors say that “the full name of the language is Compiler Language With No Pronounceable Acronym, which for obvious reasons, abbreviated INTERCAL”.

The language was developed in 1972 and it uses redundant and cryptic syntax for simple operations. It’s user manual has directions like, “Caution! Under no circumstances confuse the mesh with the interleave operator, except under confusing circumstances!”

The program’s compiler rejects a program if the program doesn’t have enough PLEASE modifiers and it also uses statements like FORGET and IGNORE.

Whitespace: This is an esoteric language, which uses whitespace characters for its syntax. The language was designed by Edwin Brady an Chris Morris on April Fool’s Day 2003.

Chef: Programs in this language look like cooking recipes. It was designed by David Morgan-Mar in 2002. Stacks in this language are called mixing bowls or baking dishes, while the instructions that manage the stacks are said to be mixing or stirring.

Velato: This language uses MIDI files as its source code. The programs are defined by the pitch and order of notes. The programs in this language can be represented on paper as sheets of music.

Shakespeare: In this language, your program is presented like a Shakespearean play. The first line of the program is the title, while the variables are declared in the Dramatis Personae. Each of the variables must be named after a character from a Shakespearean play. The language was designed by Jon Aslung and Karl Hasselstrom.

Omgrofl: Created in 2006 by one Juraj Borza, this language works on internet slangs. As it evident by the name itself, which is composed of the slangs omg (oh my god) and rofl (rolling on the floor laughing). Variables in this language have to be slangs, like lol, lool, looool and so on. The conditional statement ‘if’ in C is replaced by ‘wtf’ in this language.

Piet: It was named after Piet Mondrian, the geometric abstract painter and has been designed by the designer of Chef. Programming is done through colours.

Befunge: In this language, the programs are arranged on a two dimensional grid, which is known as the playfield. It was created in 1992 by one Chris Pressey, who wanted to make is as tough as possible to compile a program.

Malbolge: If you’ve read Dante’s Inferno, then you would definitely recognise the name of the eight circle of Hell. This programming language was designed in 1998 by Ben Olmstead. This is a step beyond befunge and wants to make it as difficult as possible to write the code itself. The first Malboge program took two years to appear and that too was not written by a human, but a Lisp program.

Brainfuck: This is perhaps the most well known esoteric programming language ever created. The language was created in 1992 by Urban Muller who wanted to design a language that could be implemented using the smallest compiler. Compilers of branfuck have been smaller than 200 bytes. It has only eight commands, which are — > < + _ . , [ ].

Prasid Banerjee, EFYTIMES News Network


Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 15206)
 
Share

 
 
Infotech News
   
Google Refines Its Logo After 16 Years
Linkedin Undergoes Makeover; Introduces Revamped Messaging Service
Dubai Financial Market Prepares For The Future With Avaya SDN Fx
TCS Inaugurates Japan-Centric Delivery Center In Pune
"LogInNode" To Manage Servers On The Go, Now Launches A Remote Server Management Application On Android By Loginworks
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Overall

Features
Hack 2.0, An Open Source Typeface Is Here!
Bring design to your source code with this open source typeface....
Top Five Open Source Tools For Students And Teachers
Affordable and stress-free open source software tools can help students and teachers make learning fun....
Top Four Markup Languages
Formatting and publishing documentation is a crucial part of programmer's life. Markup languages simplify this task....
Top Five File Managers For Linux
File management programs streamline and simplify the process on your computer....
Now Water Your Lawn Using Raspberry Pi
An open source enthusiast, Robert Booth has developed a prototype of lawn watering system....
Download Mozilla's Open Source Furniture To Furnish Your Office At Low Cost
Mozilla and Nosigner are enabling inexpensive office furniture with open source schematic....
Top 5 Free Ebooks, Movies And Audio Books For Your iPad And Kindle!
Here is a list of best free books, movies and audio books from OpenCulture!...
Chinese Hackers To Attack India
A sophisticated cyber espionage group from China is working day and night to steal sensitive diplomatic information....
Speech System Used By Stephen Hawking Is Now Open To All
Intel has released the open source code of the speech system it developed for Stephen Hawking....
Top 4 Command Line Based Email Clients
Once you master one of these clients, you may not want to go back to GUI based clients....
Five Big Data Projects To Watch Out For!
Here are five important Open Source Big Data projects that you may not know about....
Top Five Community Tools
Top-notch tools can help in growth and maintenance of communities that make real difference....
Top Five Open Source E-Commerce Platforms
Establishing online presence of your business is very simple with these platforms....
Five Things You Need To Know About BLE
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Technology is set to improve the lifestyle of consumers....
LibreOffice 5.0 Brings Major Performance Changes
LibreOffice 5.0 proves to be the best free alternative to Microsoft Office. ...
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
Meet Pranjal Saxena, India's 21 Year Old Electronics Wizard
Milan Ondhia of EFYTimes was in a forthright conversation with the 21 year old Pranjal Saxena from New Delhi; an aspirant at the WorldSkills meet, in ...
“We Offer Managed Document Solutions To CIO And IT Decision Makers”: Canon
Manufacturing within the country will surely reduce the cost of our devices, but manufacturing can begin only if there is the desired eco-system and w...
“One Day The End User Can Open Up A Used Battery, And Use What’s Inside As Barbecue Sauce”
Of course that is not something currently possible, but what B&B Batteries does have are some secret recipes for their very specialised battery design...
We Wish To Procure All The LED Components Within India: Avni Energy
G. Gururaja, director, Avni Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, shares his views about the expanding LED industry in the Indian market and the company's plans i...
We Have Registered 50 Per Cent Growth In The Last Two Years: Arihant Lighting
Apart from LEDs, Arihant is associated with the promotion of renewable energy in India and therefore, manufactures various energy saving products....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions