DOG

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DOG is an esoteric programming language created by Jeremy Ruten. The commands in this program are supposed to look like commands you'd give to a dog. Numbers are represented as piles of cookies. Piles of cookies (numbers) are stored in dishes, plates, and the floor. Dishes are named dish0, dish1, ..., dish9. Plates are named plate0, plate1, ..., plate9. So you only have 10 dishes and 10 plates. The floor should hold as many numbers as you want. When you get a number from the floor, the dog (the interpreter) will choose a random number from the floor that isn't 0. Negative numbers are allowed.

Each command must be seperated by a newline. Any command can be preceded with a number or variable (dishx, platex, or floor). This number or variable tells the dog how many times to execute that command. This is where the difference between dishes and plates comes in. If a dish variable precedes a command, the command is executed however many cookies is in that dish. But if a plate variable precedes a command, the command is only executed once if the number of cookies on the plate is not 0. If the number of cookies on the plate is 0, the command isn't executed at all. This is useful for making the equivalent of a "jump if not zero" command.

Comments start with 0 (which means "execute this command 0 times") and end at the next newline. If you try to do a command a negative number of times, the command won't be executed at all.

Command list[edit]

Where X appears, you can replace it with dishX, plateX, floor, or a number. Where V appears, you can replace it with dishX, plateX, or floor, but NOT a number. If X or V appears in square brackets, it's optional.

  • fetch X - Place X cookies into dog's mouth, adding onto whatever number is already there.
  • drop V - Move cookies from dog's mouth into V, adding onto whatever number is already there.
  • pickup V - Move cookies from V to dog's mouth, adding onto whatever number is already there.
  • eat [X] - Subtract X amount of cookies from dog's mouth. If X isn't provided, dog eats all cookies.
  • clear V - Resets V to 0. If V is floor, it resets the entire floor to 0.
  • die - Ends the program. Dog dies. :(
  • take - Waits for user to input a number and adds that number to the dog's mouth.
  • show - Prints the number that is in the dog's mouth.
  • give - Prints the number that is in the dog's mouth and resets dog's mouth to 0.
  • bark "string" - Prints whatever is in the quotes to the screen. Use \n to print a newline.
  • jump label_name - Jumps to the label label_name.
  • label label_name - Where a jump command jumps to when jumping to the label "label_name".

Examples[edit]

Adding[edit]

2 take
give

Subtracting[edit]

take
drop dish1
take
drop dish2
pickup dish1
eat dish2
give

Multiplying[edit]

take
drop dish1
take
drop dish2
dish1 fetch dish2
give

Rolling a dice[edit]

fetch 1
drop floor
fetch 2
drop floor
fetch 3
drop floor
fetch 4
drop floor
fetch 5
drop floor
fetch 6
drop floor
pickup floor
bark "You rolled a "
give

Adding test[edit]

0 Store numbers 1 to 100 on the floor
fetch 100
drop plate1
label loop
        pickup plate1
        drop dish1
        fetch dish1
        drop floor
        pickup dish1
        eat 1
        drop plate1
plate1 jump loop

0 Reset dish1 and dog's mouth to 0
pickup dish1
eat

0 Store the random numbers into dish1 and dish2
fetch floor
drop dish1
fetch floor
drop dish2

0 Write the question "What is x + y?"
bark "What is "
fetch dish1
give
bark " + "
fetch dish2
give
bark "? "

0 Get the answer, store it in dish3
fetch dish1
fetch dish2
drop dish3

0 Take user's guess
take

0 Check if it's right by subtracting the real answer from their guess and checking if the result is 0
eat dish3
drop plate1
plate1 bark "Wrong!"
        plate1 die
bark "Right!"

Hello world[edit]

bark "Hello world!\n"

Fibonacci numbers[edit]

0 This is how many numbers will be shown (has to be at least 4, otherwise it'll be an infinite loop
fetch 4

0 Subtract 3 from the above number before storing it, because of the initial two numbers and ending number
eat 3
drop plate1

0 Store the initial two numbers (1 and 1) into dish1 and dish2, and also display them
fetch 1
show
bark ", "
drop dish1
fetch 1
show
bark ", "
drop dish2
label loop
        0 Show the next number
        fetch dish1
        fetch dish2
        show
        bark ", "
        
        0 Temporarily store result in dish3
        clear dish3
        drop dish3
        
        0 Store whatever's in dish2 into dish1, and store the result into dish2
        clear dish1
        pickup dish2
        drop dish1
        pickup dish3
        drop dish2
        
        0 Decrement plate1
        pickup plate1
        eat 1
        drop plate1
plate1 jump loop

0 Show the last number outside the loop (otherwise a comma would be printed after it)
fetch dish1
fetch dish2
show

99 bottles of beer[edit]

fetch 99
drop plate1
label loop
        pickup plate1
        show
        bark " bottles of beer on the wall, "
        show
        bark " bottles of beer.\n"
        bark "Take one down and pass it around, "
        eat 1
        show
        bark " bottles of beer on the wall.\n\n"
        drop plate1
plate1 jump loop
bark "No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer.\n"
bark "Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall."

External resources[edit]