Full Moon Fever

A programming language in the genre of dsl by Chris Pressey, Cat's Eye Technologies, ca 1993

Full Moon Fever is a language for describing ASCII animations. It was used to deliver animated screens on Chris Pressey's BBS (when it was operational in the early 90's) via ANSI terminal control codes. This probably counts as his first proper language, even though it wasn't a full programming language, because it had the usual machinery (syntax, parser, interpreter...) Lives on, in a somewhat distended form, as a sub-language of ILLGOL.

Sample Program

GO 1 2 CLREOL CENTRE "Enter... the Stupid Guard." 2
GO 1 3 CLREOL
PAUSE 70
GO 76 19
PRINT "0"
PAUSE 20
DO 20
    LF PRINT " " LF LF PRINT "0" PAUSE 5;

Computational Class

known not Turing-complete

Programming Paradigms

Defined by

https://github.com/catseye/Illgol-Grand-Mal/blob/master/2.%20Illgola-2/doc/illgola2.txt

Commentary

The name "Full Moon Fever" has nothing at all to do with lycanthropy; I believe it came from mis-remembering the title of the song "Full Moon Boogie" by Jan Hammer and Jerry Goodman.