[PD] Pd *is* a programming language!

Kyle Klipowicz kyleklip at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 19:18:42 CEST 2006

Well, I guess you can't refute Turing Completeness!  I just get bfi
errors when running it on a windows machine with the included code


On 9/28/06, Claude Heiland-Allen <claudiusmaximus at goto10.org> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Remember those long discussions about whether Pd is a programming
> language or (an inferior) something else?
> Well, to settle the matter, I made a brainf*ck[1] interpreter in vanilla
> Pd using no externals[2].
> Now you can be sure that you can compute anything computable[3] using
> your favourite multimedia tool!
> As Pd's string handling sucks, output is a printout of the decimal value
> of each character.
> Keyboard input is through [key], so you enter characters fairly
> naturally (wait for the yellow signal before you type each character).
> There is no way to indicate end-of-file.
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuck
> [2] As Pd's string handling sucks, you need to convert your .bf source
> code into decimal form before loading it.  A simple C program
> "decdump.c" to do this is attached.
> [3] Provided it can be computed within the memory available, which in
> this interpreter is 1,000,000 cells each being an integer from 0 to 255
> inclusive.




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