Best programming language ever

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We have no idea why, but that night we were also thinking about Shakespeare in general, and Shakespearian insults in particular and three hours later we had come up with this amazing idea: the Shakespeare Programming Language, SPL.This is the documentation of the language and how we made it.

Design Goals

The design goal was to make a language with beautiful source code that resembled Shakespeare plays. There are no fancy data or control structures, just basic arithmetic and gotos. You could say we have combined the expressiveness of BASIC with the user-friendliness of assembly language.

The course was about syntactic analysis, not compiler construction. Thus, we didn’t make an SPL compiler, just an SPL to C converter. This proved to be fairly simple, since SPL can be translated directly to C, one statement at a time.