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Programming Languages

Elle called me this morning and asked me if I'd ever heard of lolcode. I told her I had, but confessed I learned about it very recently. I think we learned about it roughly the same way--from reading on the web about other esoteric  programming languages such as whitespace and brainf*ck.  I'd recently learned about them  from the computer geeks at the coffee shop, and told Elle about them when I saw her the next day.

All of these language are very well named.The syntax and keywords of lolcode are taken from lolcats. The only meaningful characters in whitespace are spaces, tabs, and line breaks. And brainf*ck is apparently quite difficult and frustrating.

I thought the proliferation of oddball programming languages ended in the 70's, but apparently it hasn't. It's a pleasant surprise to learn otherwise.