what language was the universe programed in?

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what language was the universe programed in?

Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

ok so i was reading this comic and thought "no way, Perl is way too slow and awkward, it was defiantly done in C++". i thought it would be a decent question to ask here. so what language do you think the universe was programed in?
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Re: what language was the universe programed in?

Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

Lisp. It's metaprogramming facilities make is a breeze. C++ cannot do such things.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:58 PM

i haven't played around with lisp enough to know. im a procedural programer, i fail at functional programing, i just haven't picked it up yet. im thinking about getting a book on lisp to learn it.
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Re: what language was the universe programed in?

Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:05 PM

View Postishkabible, on 21 March 2011 - 01:41 PM, said:

ok so i was reading this comic and thought "no way, Perl is way too slow and awkward, it was defiantly done in C++". i thought it would be a decent question to ask here. so what language do you think the universe was programed in?


I hope you thought that, it kind of was the joke.

And really without getting into some deep philosophical discussion about how human readable computer languages could never really live up to the requirements necessary of coding the universe. We're stuck with mostly jokes about each individual language.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:07 PM

ihskabible: read defmacro:
http://www.defmacro....lings/lisp.html

Really awesome read!
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

View Postishkabible, on 21 March 2011 - 04:41 PM, said:

ok so i was reading this comic and thought "no way, Perl is way too slow and awkward, it was defiantly done in C++". i thought it would be a decent question to ask here. so what language do you think the universe was programed in?


Is there a special reason that using C++ would require defiance? :P
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Re: what language was the universe programed in?

Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:14 PM

VB: It sucks and it's full of depressingly frustrating shit that makes me want to bash my head against the wall, but it kinda looks pretty without the brackets.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

Machine code, of course. A supreme being has no need for abstractions. It's only our limited capacities that force us to resort to metaphor. Direct understanding of reality would be a basic divine attribute.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

Baavgai ninjaed my answer. It's machine code and there's no need for anything else.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 21 March 2011 - 05:14 PM, said:

VB: It sucks and it's full of depressingly frustrating shit that makes me want to bash my head against the wall


That's exactly what I was thinking :bananaman:
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

Don't be ridiculous...it's obviously brainf*ck
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:39 PM

brainfuck... lol
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Re: what language was the universe programed in?

Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

Malbolge: why make it easy?
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