Sunday, October 3, 2010

Whitespace: And Now, For Something Completely Different

We've probably all heard it said that any fool can write programs that a compiler can read, but a great developer writes programs that a human can read. Of course some languages lend themselves to human readability more than others. I have often heard Perl picked on as a "write-only" language. Well, I recently ran across a language that puts Perl in the clear.

Check out Whitespace. If you've got a place in your heart for ridiculous languages, you'll eat this one up.

1 comment:

  1. The thing that's cool about Whitespace is that you can actually write code in two languages in the same file. If you're any good with both you could write a source file that can compile with two different language compilers to produce two programs that perform the same function.

    Totally superfluous, but great geeky fun :)


    PS. Shame you're not running Disqus on this blog ;)