X# – XML oriented programming language

What is X#?

X# (pronounced X-sharp) is a domain specific language designed to quickly create Web applications and services. In X# everything is represented as a hierarchical structure or tree and instead of using functions to manipulate information or perform actions, all possible operations you can think of are done by adding, removing or changing nodes from this tree. Since there are no functions to learn and everything is done intuitively, even inexperienced developers can create complex Web applications and services in record time.

http://www.xsharp.org/

I can’t believe this guys are for real.This comment on reddit sums my thoughts perfectly:

So… a language with all of the readability of XML and all the speed of Java… I only have one question…

WHY!?!?!

Code samples here: http://www.xsharp.org/samples/

I’ve seen worse so i am not that surprised but no thanks! I would prefer LOLCODE instead. 🙂

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Polycode, an amazing piece of art!

As stated in the title i have truly came over an amazing piece of art:

http://mauke.ath.cx/stuff/poly.html

Hit view source on that and stare at pretty strange,at the first look,source code. Well that source, my friends,is neither html,c,python or perl it is all of them,plus some more.The above linked source code compiles/interprets and runs under all of this languages: html+js,c/c++,python,perl,ruby,bash,sh,zsh,haskell,makefile,tcl and brainfuck.

I’ve tested the source on all of them just to make sure that it isn’t a joch and it isn’t! even if we count haskell which in my case it didn’t interpret(i used hugs but it didn’t work for some reason and i didn’t insist). Here is some proof output for the unbelievers:

shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ wget http://mauke.ath.cx/stuff/poly.html
–2009-01-21 18:26:11– http://mauke.ath.cx/stuff/poly.html
Resolving mauke.ath.cx… 91.67.1.238
Connecting to mauke.ath.cx|91.67.1.238|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 2376 (2.3K) [text/html]
Saving to: `poly.html’

100%[======================================>] 2,376 –.-K/s in
0.001s

2009-01-21 18:26:12 (2.21 MB/s) – `poly.html’ saved [2376/2376]

shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ python poly.html
I’m a Python program.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ perl poly.html
I’m a Perl program.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ ruby poly.html
I’m a Ruby program.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ cp poly.html poly.c
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ gcc -o poly poly.c
poly.c:37:20: warning: trigraph ??! ignored, use -trigraphs to enable
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ ./poly
I’m a C program (C89 with // comments, trigraphs disabled).
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ cp poly.html Makefile
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ make
I’m a Makefile.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ beef poly.html
I’m a brainfuck program.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ tclsh poly.html
I’m a tcl script.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ sh poly.html
I’m a bash script.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ zsh poly.html
I’m a zsh script.
shinnok@donkey:/tmp$ bash poly.html
I’m a bash script.

I find it amazing the way the writer of that piece of poly-code managed to use various syntactic and lexical as well as operators and language specific tricks in order to get that same piece of code to compile/interpret and run on all of those languages.