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Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby GrammarBatDeath » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:53 am UTC

Esoteric languages are amazing. This SPL is great, but short of rewriting spl2c to work on my machine, I'm out of options due to a dial-up internet connection.
Has anyone compiled spl2c on Windows that would be willing to share it? I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby GrammarBatDeath » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:50 am UTC

Well this is terribly disappointing. I figured, "Hey, xkcd+esoteric programming language = interest" but... :(

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Cabhan » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Well, for what it's worth, I first saw that language just over a year ago, and I rather love it.

Having said that, I operate a Windows-free environment, so I can't share the binary. But rock on, and good luck.

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby b.i.o » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:21 am UTC

Is the problem just that you need to download a large file? Why not just download it overnight or over consecutive nights with a download manager? I do this when I'm at home and can usually get around ~120mb/night.

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:22 am UTC

I liked this when I originally came across it, but it loses its funny after a short while in my opinion.
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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Berengal » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:57 am UTC

Robin S wrote:I liked this when I originally came across it, but it loses its funny after a short while in my opinion.

So do most esoteric languages.

I like them for breaking with convention though, and teaching me to think about programming in a completely different way. There have actually been situations where I've suddenly realized that "Hey, the [programming language I'm using] way here is rather cumbersome, but the [concept only found in an esolang] way is much better", and then proceed to write what in essence is just properly indented brainfuck.
Okay, maybe not brainfuck, but some other language with a freaky new concept.
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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Notch » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:52 pm UTC

I kinda enjoy trying to write quines in esoteric languages, but I've got a feeling I won't try it in SPL, though..

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby GrammarBatDeath » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:50 am UTC

Silver2Falcon wrote:Is the problem just that you need to download a large file? Why not just download it overnight or over consecutive nights with a download manager? I do this when I'm at home and can usually get around ~120mb/night.

No, it's partly that and partly that the problem is that it's difficult to make programs designed to run on GNU systems work on Windows. I was hoping someone might have succeeded. Ah well. I'll have to make do with brainfuck. x)

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby pieaholicx » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:54 pm UTC

Seems too long, and too "good". I prefer my languages to be inherently evil.
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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby GrammarBatDeath » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:00 pm UTC

pieaholicx wrote:Seems too long, and too "good". I prefer my languages to be inherently evil.

That is quite evil. Yeah, SPL is very long winded. The C it's translated into is very small though.

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( an early book on dBASE III )

  Infinite Loop........see Loop, Infinite

( and then ):

  Loop, Infinite.......see Infinite Loop

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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Robin S » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:07 pm UTC

Berengal wrote:So do most esoteric languages.

I like them for breaking with convention though, and teaching me to think about programming in a completely different way. There have actually been situations where I've suddenly realized that "Hey, the [programming language I'm using] way here is rather cumbersome, but the [concept only found in an esolang] way is much better", and then proceed to write what in essence is just properly indented brainfuck.
Okay, maybe not brainfuck, but some other language with a freaky new concept.
I would count brainfuck as an exception to the rule stated in your first line, precisely for the reason you give. If you can think of another esoteric language which is similarly original and interesting, I would be interested to know of it.
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Re: Shakespeare (Programming Language)

Postby Flogo » Thu May 05, 2016 1:02 pm UTC

Notch wrote:I kinda enjoy trying to write quines in esoteric languages, but I've got a feeling I won't try it in SPL, though..

I realize, this is almost 10 years late, but here you go: https://bitbucket.org/FlorianPommerening/splquine


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