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#1 2005-09-16 15:06:06

phrakture
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looking for a new language

So, I want to try and find a new language to learn (library-wise, syntax is easy)... and I want to do something obscure, just for kicks...

I'd like to find something complied (who needs Yet Another Interpreter) - I was debating on trying out Limbo from Inferno...

Any ideas?

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#2 2005-09-16 15:50:00

dtw
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Re: looking for a new language

I wish I had that much time on my hands...

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#3 2005-09-16 19:16:46

GuyonAsm
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Re: looking for a new language

dibblethewrecker wrote:

I wish I had that much time on my hands...

Indeed.

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#4 2005-09-16 19:45:45

elasticdog
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Re: looking for a new language

Whitespace?  Hehe  wink

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#5 2005-09-16 19:59:55

Mr Green
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Re: looking for a new language

kturtle


Mr Green

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#6 2005-09-16 20:16:13

phrakture
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Re: looking for a new language

Mr Green wrote:

kturtle

OMG it's Logo Writer... the first "programming" I ever learned, when I was like 5 or something!

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#7 2005-09-17 01:24:10

MrCoul
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Re: looking for a new language

Have you tried Forth?

Unfortunately the ones I know for Linux aren't that great, GForth being perhaps the *best*.

A U.K company called mpeltd ( m-p-e-ltd ) does something called proforth VFX but it's commercial and I don't know if the linux port was ever finished ( okay - I'll own up, I started the Linux port years ago before I moved to the US ).

H

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#8 2005-09-17 04:11:56

dust
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Re: looking for a new language

Lisp! You can compile Common Lisp programs smile .


Writing stories for a machine.

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#9 2005-09-19 17:13:50

phrakture
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Re: looking for a new language

mercury: http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/research/mercury/index.html

I'm going to build all the crap for it and try it out... it's alot like haskell, with better syntax.  problem is thought, that it's one of those CS languages... sure you can generate ackerman's function in three lines, and generate fibonnacci sequences easilly, but for more real-world stuff, it's more convoluted.

Still, I think I want to delve into the functional world, and most functional languages have icky syntax.

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#10 2005-09-19 17:25:51

phrakture
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Re: looking for a new language

and this one here beats all the brainf*ck/whitespace noise by a long shot:
http://www.sha-bang.de/index.php?page=13_eso

It's in german, but scroll down to the code...

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#11 2005-09-19 18:52:32

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Re: looking for a new language

I had to use Yorick for one of my (physics) class. It's interpreted, though. tongue
http://www.maumae.net/yorick/doc/index.php

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