Kvikkalkul is so much a

bondage-and-discipline language that it is, in its own ways, even more bizarre than the deliberate parody language INTERCAL. Among its notable "features", all symbols in Kvikkalkul, including variable names and program labels, can consist only of digits. Operators consist entirely of the punctuation symbols (, ), -, and :. Kvikkalkul allows no comments - they might not correspond with the code. Kvikkalkul's only data type is the signed fixed-point fractional number, i.e. a number between (but not including) -1 and 1. Dealings with the Real World that require numbers outside that range are done with functions that notionally map that range to a larger range (e.g., -16383 to -16383) and back. Kvikkalkul had a probabilistic jump operator which, if given a negative probability, would act like a COME FROM. This was, sadly, deleted in later versions of the language.


Last updated: 1998-11-14

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ss: Trondheim, Norway.Kvikkalkul is so much anoikkalkul's only data type is the signed fixed-point

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