Lambda the Ultimate

inactiveTopic Whitespace
started 4/1/2003; 12:52:41 AM - last post 4/1/2003; 8:03:22 AM
Dan Shappir - Whitespace  blueArrow
4/1/2003; 12:52:41 AM (reads: 1649, responses: 1)
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Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren't there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax.

This sounds like a really useful PL.
Posted to fun by Dan Shappir on 4/1/03; 12:53:38 AM

Chris Rathman - Re: Whitespace  blueArrow
4/1/2003; 8:03:22 AM (reads: 533, responses: 0)
Don't know if it's produces the most unreadable source of the esoteric languages - but it's got to be close. :-)

As much as I like playing with new programming languages, I already wasted too much time in the tarpit for my OO BrainF*ck program. (At least the WhiteSpace language has some semblance of jumps, calls, and stacks - which would make it easier to work with - though harder to read).