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The Thue Programming Language
This is Cat's Eye Technologies' distribution of Thue, an esoteric programming language designed by John Colagioia. Thue is a non-deterministic string-rewriting language, based on a formalism called a semi-Thue system, but also including some programming-oriented features, like input and output.
The specification can be found in the file
thue.txt in the
John's implementation of the language, in C, is in the file
thue.c in the
src directory, and can, for all intents and purposes, be considered the
reference implementation. There is no
Makefile but an executable can be
built by running the included
build.sh script, which is trivial.
src directory, there are also two other implementation of Thue:
thue.py, in Python, written by Frédéric van der Plancke
thue.rb, in Ruby, written by Chris Pressey
There is an assortment of example Thue programs in the
eg directory. The
credits for these are as follows:
add_bin.t: Frédéric van der Plancke
edgcase?.t: Chris Pressey
quine.t: TSUYUSATO Kitsune
- all others: John Colagioia
More information on Thue can be found on the esolangs.org wiki entry for Thue.
Contents in this distribution are "essentially in the public domain" (scare quotes intentional.) See the file LICENSE for more information.