Esoteric Programming Languages

2015-02-01 (last update: 2017-05-27) / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 / document, talk, cs, fav

This was a fun overview paper written in my university seminar “Programming languages through the ages”. I was very lucky to receive the awesome topic Esoteric Programming Languages! :-) In the paper and the accompanying talk, I give an overview of the languages Brainfuck, INTERCAL, Befunge, Malbolge, and Shakespeare.

Paper Talk

You can also have a look at the LaTeX source of the paper.

In 2017, I gave an extended version of the talk at the 17. Gulaschprogrammiernacht (in German):

(If you prefer, there’s also a copy of the recording on YouTube.)


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