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September 19, 2012

Why not INTERCAL? Ever heard of Mortgage Code? It is writing code so bizarre and complex that only you can (hardly) understand what’s going on, thus your employer will be too feared to lay you off, keeping you safe while you’re on that loan.

Well INTERCAL takes it to the whole new level. Here is a fine paper on this programming language:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/intercal/paper.html

And here is a story behind it:

Alexander Garrett wrote a paper on INTERCAL for his Spring 1997 Programming Languages: Theory and Design class. Alexander writes:

The obvious choice was INTERCAL (I’m still quite surprised that I’m the only one who picked it — most people did Java??). Anyway, it was not favourably received…when [the professor] handed it back, he said, “Ah. I see you’re someone with a sense of humour. Unfortunately for you, I’m not.”

taken from here http://www.catb.org/~esr/intercal/

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