Advent of Computing: Episode 78 - INTERCAL and Esoterica

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Episode 78 - INTERCAL and Esoterica​

Programming doesn't have to be a very serious discipline. In fact, sometimes it's better if it's a little silly. Today we are talking about INTERCAL, the first esoteric programming language. Is it a joke? Is it a form of hacker folk art? Is it even a good language? To answer those questions we need to asses what makes a programming language "good" in the first place. Program INTERCAL online today! ( Selected Sources: - 1973 INTERCAL Manual - Interview with Don Woods - 1965 TRAC paper

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