Looking for ugly code comparisons WAS: Slashdotter looking for kids' programming language

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 12:39:37 EST 2008


Thanks, Mark.
You know, I actually kinda like BASIC and don't find it ugly at all @;-)

Or, at least I didn't back in my C-64 days, hacking whatever ascii-art
adventure game I was playing at the time.

Judy
http://revined.blogspot.com

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Mark Schonewille <
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi Judy,
>
> A few very simple examples. Revolution is clearly much more readable and
> easier to work with for starting programmers than other languages.
>
> # revolution
> on foo
>  repeat with x = 32 to 255
>    put x & "         " & numToChar(x) & cr after msg
>  end repeat
> end foo
>
> This one is hardly readable if you're not used to reading programing code:
>
> # php
> <?php
> for ($chrNr=32;$chrNr < 255;$chrNr++)
> {
>        echo $chrNr."        ".chr($chrNr)."\n";
> }
> ?>
>
> Just for fun, here's the AppleScript version. Quite similar to Revolution,
> but much more picky.
>
> -- applescript
> on foo()
>        set myList to ""
>        repeat with x from 32 to 255
>                set myList to myList & x & "      " & (ASCII character x) &
> return
>        end repeat
>        return myList
> end foo
>
> Btw, if you want ugly code, this one should not be omitted...
>
> 0 REM BASIC
> 10 LET x = 31
> 20 LET X = X + 1
> 30 PRINT x,"        ",CHR$(x)
> 40 IF x < 255 GOTO 20
> 50 END
>
> I've tested all the examples above. They all work.
>
> Of course, there is a large collection of programming languages already and
> people can easily pick the one that looks easy at <
> http://99-bottles-of-beer.net/language-runtime-revolution-499.html>.
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
>
> Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
> http://economy-x-talk.com
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>
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> your custom software project!
>
> On 11 dec 2008, at 18:52, Judy Perry wrote:
>
>  I again come hat-in-hand to ask for some really ugly-looking code examples
>> in those "real world" programming languages to compare with Rev for the
>> Slashdot thread.
>> Posters there are actually recommending things like Assembly(!), Java, &
>> C#!
>> <shudders>
>>
>> Specifically the OP was looking to teach basics such as conditionals,
>> variables & loops.
>>
>> Does anyone have any ugly examples?
>>
>> Judy
>> http://revined.blogspot.com
>>
>>
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