Jason Bock

Camp Counselor

Esoteric Programming Languages

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 4:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 6


Most of the time we program in modern languages like Ruby, Python or C#. However, there are a plethora of languages out there that are strange, odd, and/or just plain funny. In this talk, I'll go over a number of esoteric programming languages such as Whenever, Befunge, and LOLCODE. You'll learn about their idiosyncratic behaviours and strange features, and why these languages are a great place to learn about building compilers and interpreters. Come with a sense of humor!

Take Aways

  • See how creative developers can be
  • Gain an understanding of languages are translated into executable code
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