language: INTERCAL


Language:
INTERCAL
Package:
C-INTERCAL
Version:
0.10
Parts:
compiler(->C), library, documentation
Author:
Eric S. Raymond <esr@snark.thyrsus.com>
Location:
ftp://locke.ccil.org:pub/retro/intercal-0.10.tar.gz (in the Museum of Retrocomputing)
Description:
INTERCAL is possibly the most elaborate and long-lived joke in the history of programming languages. It was first designed by Don Woods and Jim Lyons in 1972 as a deliberate attempt to produce a language as unlike any existing one as possible. The manual, describing features of horrifying uniqueness, became an underground classic. ESR wrote C-INTERCAL in 1990 as a break from editing _The_New_Hacker's_Dictionary_, adding to it the first implementation of COME FROM under its own name. The compiler has since been maintained and extended by an international community of technomasochists. The distribution includes extensive documentation and a program library. C-INTERCAL is actually an INTERCAL-to-C source translator which then calls the local C compiler to generate a binary. The code is thus quite portable.
Contact:
Steve Swales <steve@bat.lle.rochester.edu>
Updated:
May 20th, 1993

Language:
ALGOL-60, FOCAL, FOOGOL, INTERCAL, JCL, MIXAL, OISC, PILOT, TRAC, orthogonal, Little Smalltalk
Package:
The Museum of Retrocomputing.
Location:
ftp://locke.ccil.org/pub/retro/
Description:
The Museum of Retrocomputing. This archive collects implementations of languages that time forgot -- also, the jokes, freaks, and monstrosities from the history of language design.

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