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Re: Bug#354831: ITP: bfc -- Brainfuck compiler



On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 10:43:54 +0100
Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:

> Scripsit "Tim Olsen" <tolsen718@gmail.com>
> 
> > A programming language with the minimum number of instructions
> > necessary to be turing-complete and have I/O may be more than a toy
> > for some people.
> 
> Perhaps. But (1) brainfuck isn't that; it has twice as many basic
> instructions as combinatory lambda calculus, and (2) the use of toy
> languages generally do not depend on having a compiler for them.

BrainFuck is not just a proof-of-concept or a toy language. You can write
actual programs using it.

For example, you could replace `cat' with ",[.,]" in BrainFuck: wouldn't this
be useful in a boot floppy? O_o

Seriously, there is even a complete textual adventure written in BrainFuck:
http://jonripley.com/i-fiction/games/LostKingdomBF.html

Isn't this real programming?

--
KiyuKo <eof AT kiyuko DOT org>
"Like Russian Rulette with six bullets loaded"

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