Wierd

A programming language in the genre of esolang by Chris Pressey, John Colagioia and Ben Olmstead, 1997

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Wierd is a programming language, inspired somewhat by Befunge-93 and brainfuck, where instructions are not determined by the symbols in a sequence of symbols, but by the bends in a sequence of symbols.

The original Wierd, designed during a three-way email conversation, is probably lost and gone forever, but two dialects have been specified (sorta) and implemented: Wierd (John Colagioia) and Wierd (Milo van Handel).

Sample Program

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  * *  **
 *   ** *
  **     **
    *      *
    *     *
    *     *
    *      *
    *     **
    *    *
    * ** *
    **  *

This sample was written by Milo van Handel

Computational Class

believed Turing-complete

Programming Paradigms

Defined by

Wierd distribution

Influences

Influenced