4Chan Anon Developing Emoji Programming Language
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Emojis, a collection of ideagrams born out a unique brand of shorthand born out of the electronic communications, has fast become the universal language of the internet, so was only a matter of time before the character set was implemented as one of tech’s sub-languages, programming code.
A resourceful member (as much as one can be a member) of 4Chan has developed a coding language using emojis. Dubbed FourMan (or ), the language is still in embryonic form, but it currently exists as a token list, sample code, a C++-based lexer, and an emoji reader. It is described on its GitHub page as:
FourMan is an easy-to-use programming language made entirely of emojis.
FourMan aims to create a clear, understandable, and powerful programming language.
FourMan is for both beginner and expert programmers.
FourMan makes use of emojis to create a universally understandable syntax.
Beginner programmer, ready for a first language? Novice programmer, want another language under your belt? Expert programmer, looking for something a little more powerful? Give FourMan a shot!
Later iterations of the code will add a compiler and what is described as “awesome libraries”, while adding an IDE app for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, and IDE, keymapping software, custom keycaps, and custom keyboards for desktops.
FourMan is currently available for download from GitHub.
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