# Headache

**WORK IN PROGRESS**

## Contents

## Commands

Headache is a double stack based language with only a few commands. It has no other way to store data than its two stacks. Both stacks start empty. You can only work with one stack at a time.

It is called headache because of the amount of switching, restacking, moving, and shuffling needed to get anything done.

A peek from an empty stack produces 1. A pop from an empty stack produces 0.

< Pushes a pop from Stack B onto Stack A (top value of b is moved to a) > Pushes a peek from Stack A onto Stack B (copies top of a onto b) ^ Discards the top value of Stack A. (pop if it matters) v Swaps the top values of Stack A and Stack B. (pop both) + a = a + b (adds top of b to the top of a) (peek only) - a = a - b (subtracts top of b from the top of a) (peek only) . Pop value from Stack A to output , Push value from input to Stack A @ Switch Stacks (a is now b, and b is now a) { if a == b, Jump to after corresponding } (peek) } if a != b, Jump to after corresponding { (peek) LAME COMMANDS: ! Places a 1 on the top of stack A. # Places a number with the size of each stack on top of the corresponding stack.

The stacks usually hold 32 bit integers. If there is no corresponding { or }, ignore it.

Adding from an empty stack, produces a 1. Since it is peeking.
If say, top of Stack A is 4, and Stack B is empty, a + will produce 5. If both are empty, a + will push 1 to Stack A.

#### Hello World (Branchless)

There is likely a more optimal way

+>+>+>+@^@+>@^^@v<@+++++++v<++>@<.+++v@<v@<@-><><.+++++++>>><<<..+++><.<>+< v@<@+++><.>++<v@<@-<<@v<v<@+.><.+++..-.@^^+.

#### GNU Cat

+vv{,.}

#### Fibonacci Sequence

#### Multiply Program

Takes the numbers on the top of both the stacks and multiplies them. Places the multiplied number on top of Stack A. Consumes both numbers.

!>-><<@<<<{@<<@v<v<@-<<<+@<<v@<v@<<}^@^<@^^@

## Useful snippets (Branchless)

These all work on Stack A, unless otherwise specified.

Swap top 2 values

Shorter >^v< Faster @<v@<

Copy the top values of both stacks

><@><@

#### Invert N

Invert top 3 values

@<v<v@<v<

Invert top 4 values

@<v<v<v@<v<v@<v@<<

Invert top 5 values

@<v<v<v<v@<v<v<v@<v<v@<v<<

Invert top 6 values

@<v<v<v<v<v@<v<v<v<v@<v<v<v@<v<v@<v@<<<

#### Bring to Top

These are usually shorter than the inversions

Bring 3rd from top value to top (top 2 [3])

@<<@v<v<

Bring 4th from top value to top (top 2 3 [4])

@<<<@v<v<v<

Bring 5th from top value to top (top 2 3 4 [5])

@<<<<@v<v<v<v<

Bring 6th from top value to top (top 2 3 4 5 [6])

@<<<<<@v<v<v<v<v<

## Conversion from brainfuck

This simple conversion of BF to headache demonstrates that this subset of the language is Turing complete.

Brainfuck Headache Init < > < < >^ + !>^+<^ - !>^-<^ [ !>-<^>^{<^ ] !>-<^>^}<^ . ><. , ^,

## Links

MindGrind - Headache Editor (Java Jar, with source) *(dead link)*

See also - Another Headache Language