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"Brainfuck Language", is this a hoax or a real programming language ?

 
salvin francis
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Spending sometime on the net, i came across this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck
At first, the name itself was a turn off, but as I read it, it seemed to be a valid language, [Though I didnt understand most of it]
What do you guys think ?
 
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and it claims this to be "hello world"
 
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The Wikipedia says it:
It is a Turing tarpit, designed to challenge and amuse programmers, and is not suitable for practical use.

It's not a serious programming language that anyone uses.
 
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Also check out Whitespace.
 
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WhteSpace !!


Btw here is another Extremely interesting one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef_(programming_language)
and the respective hello world:
 
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this is the one in Chef for Fibonacci : http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/chef_fib.html

Design principles:
  • Program recipes should not only generate valid output, but be easy to prepare and delicious.
  • Recipes may appeal to cooks with different budgets.
  • Recipes will be metric, but may use traditional cooking measures such as cups and tablespoons



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