Created: 2008-11-08 03:57
Updated: 2016-05-08 16:27


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S t a c k  a n d  S i m p l e  M e s s e n g i n g

What is SaSM?

SaSM is a programming language that is designed not to be easy to read, but to be compact.

Okay, how does it work?

Consider the following example:

'hello ' > 'world\n' >
< concat print --> hello world

What does this all mean? Well,

  • 'hello ' and 'world\n' are strings.
  • The > operator means to push to the stack.
  • The < operator means to pull everything from the stack onto the immediate.
  • Then, the 'concat' verb is operated on the immediate, which concatenates the immediate
  • The 'print' verb is operated on the immediate, sending the contents of the immediate to STDOUT.
  • Everything after the '--' operator is treated as a comment.

It's still not quite clear...

Well, then three things to remember:

  • Verbs are the words that act on things, just like in most real languages.
  • The 'immediate' is the term used to describe an object passed along a chain of verbs.
  • The 'stack' is like a stack of papers. When you 'push' onto the stack, you put another piece of paper, say, a report, on. But when you 'pull' from the stack, you take everything off of it and give it to someone.

Still confused? Leave a comment here.

~ That's all folks! ~

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