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Offline Thorin

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COW: Programming language for bovines
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:50:41 AM »
No, really, a programming language for bovines: http://www.bigzaphod.org/cow/

Written so that any cow can code (they only know one word, so it's got variations of that word as instructions)
Prayin' for a 20!

gcc thorin.c -pedantic -o Thorin
compile successful

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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 10:56:17 AM »
It's about time they caught up with the Buffalo...
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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 11:31:06 PM »
esoteric programming languages are esoteric.


and hey on that note, why not give this one a Whirl!
http://www.bigzaphod.org/whirl/kang-99.html



"The Whirl programming language has only two instructions: 0 and 1. While the Whirl Team was tempted to build a compiler that converted text source files of 0s and 1s into very small binary files with a sequence of 0/1 bits, the idea was thwarted at the last minute by a sudden attack of laziness. Maybe it'll happen later on when Whirl becomes adopted by the enterprise market to replace the aging Java platform." <-- the only language where beer makes you a better programmer?
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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 09:49:40 AM »
"[..] the aging Java platform." <-- the only language where beer makes you a better programmer?

No matter what the language, beer makes you a better programmer in it.  Well, depending on how much beer you've had...  http://xkcd.com/323/
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gcc thorin.c -pedantic -o Thorin
compile successful

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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 09:52:58 AM »
Beer-powered competency seems to be on a bell curve though ;)

Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything

...of course practise makes perfect too... ;)
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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
Beer-powered competency seems to be on a bell curve though ;)


should be called The Hemingway Theorem ... apparently he'd get slightly sloshed and write brilliantly, but if sober or drunk he couldn't write at all.
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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 10:08:33 AM »
Hah, that's pretty apt
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Re: COW: Programming language for bovines
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:01:19 PM »
I could not find the previous "Top Programming Languages of 20xx" that I *know* is on RW somewhere.

So... replying to this instead. Because cows.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/programming-language-of-the-year-python-is-standout-in-latest-rankings/

"The top 20 languages in descending order for January 2019 were Java, C, Python, C++, Visual Basic .NET, JavaScript, C#, PHP, SQL, Objective-C, MATLAB, R, Perl, Assembly language, Swift, Go, Delphi/Object Pascal, Ruby, PL/SQL, and Visual Basic."

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