- One day I was searching for the list of computer languages on Google to see
if a name I thought of for a programming language was already taken. I came
across Wikipedia's list of them:
Which has an alphabetical list:
Now on the Alphabetical list, I found a link to the list of BASIC dialects:
This list is extremely long and exhaustive.
Another list I found is the list of estoric programming languages:
Where I found Var'aq, which is a programming language written in Klingon:
One of the categories the latter belonged to was the Non-English-based
Now, this time I found an omission: Bsisith, a dialect of BASIC written in
Hebrew. So I added it:
I also added it to some categories and to the list of BASIC dialects. It's
still a very short article, as I have little information about it, so if
anyone of you know more about Bsisith, please add more information there.
The English Wikipedia has a long article about BASIC:
The Hebrew version, OTOH is just a short stub:
Due to the nostalgic feelings I have for BASIC, I'd like to translate sections
from English to the Hebrew article, but naturally could use some help. (I
already translated some sections about Perl).
On the IRC I was told that someone recalled a version of BASIC written using
the Cyrillic alphabet, with keywords in Russian. I could not find it in
Wikipedia, so if anyone has more information about it, please fill it in
While I was in the neighbourhood, I checked the Perl page and stumbled upon
a page about Perl's JAPHs:
JAPHs are Perl programs that print "Just another Perl hacker" in various
clever ways. One can find there a JAPH that is composed entirely of letters
not exp log srand xor s qq qx xor
s x x length uc ord and print chr
ord for qw q join use sub tied qx
xor eval xor print qq q q xor int
eval lc q m cos and print chr ord
for qw y abs ne open tied hex exp
ref y m xor scalar srand print qq
q q xor int eval lc qq y sqrt cos
and print chr ord for qw x printf
each return local x y or print qq
s s and eval q s undef or oct xor
time xor ref print chr int ord lc
foreach qw y hex alarm chdir kill
exec return y s gt sin sort split
>>>>>>>>>And a JAPH that only uses punctuation:
>>>>>>>>Isn't Perl a wonderful language? ;-)
I don't understand them but they both work.
I also found a page about FUBAR:
It points to SNAFU:
Which in turn contains a list of other Army acronyms including my favourite
"DILLIGAD" (= "Do I look like I give a damn?").
Shlomi Fish shlomif@...
95% of the programmers consider 95% of the code they did not write, in the