Immi is a concept (possibly joke) esoteric programming language started by User:Star651 on December 10, 2011. "Immi" is named for Imogen Heap, a British pop star. The stated goal of the language is to teach people programming while having a little fun. Below is a list of all the commands. In a subsection, there is a list of the origins of the command names.
The following commands are available in Immi:
if I could turn back time
The way to say "if (last variable used) = true." An example program containing it would be: what did x say? 7 if I could turn back time oh me! "X is supposed to be zero! Gosh darn it!"
what did (variable name) say?
Declare a variable. Example, to set variable h to "Hello, world!" what did h say? "Hello, world!"
The what command can be used in several ways. All the ways it can be used involve loops. To loop something five times, you might do this: what did w say? 0 whatwhatwhatwhatwhat whatcha say w+1+"\n" did she say This code declares variable w as zero, starts a loop that loops five times (as declared by the five "what"s). It results in a list (provided by the whatcha say command), which writes down the variable plus one. Since w was already zero, the first number would be one, and it writes one through five as numbers in list format, with new-line characters provided by the backslash-n command. But what if you want to do a longer loop, with 100 increments? Instead of writing out all the "what"s, you can do something like this:
what oh my loop! 100
If (variable) can turn back time
if h could turn back time
means: "if h = true:."
hide and seek
This tells the Immi interpreter to delete (or "hide") the variable after it. Let's say you no longer needed variable h, you could write:
hide and seek h
Terminates the program. It is typed by itself on its own line, similar to exit in the Windows/MS-DOS command line language.
Origin of command names
When reading this page, you will realize that some of the commands have obscure names. This page defines them.
- whatcha say: There is a Jason Derulo song (sampling Imogen Heap) called "Whatcha Say." Basically, this command is asking the prompt what it said. The answer to "Whatcha say?" is in the quotes.
- if I could turn back time: This Cher-inspired command is here for the sake of pop culture reference. The command has evolved into its derivative "if (variable) could turn back time."
- what*x: In the Jason Derulo "Whatcha Say" song, the Imogen Heap sample is looped, so it sounds like "whatwhatwhatwhatwhat did she say?" The phrase "oh my loop" comes from Star651's personal experience with sound loops. The "did she say" for closing a loop is a reference to the Derulo song, on how after the "whatwhatwhatwhatwhat" loop, there's a "did she say?"
- what did (variable say?) is obviously another "Whatcha Say" Derulo reference.
- oh me! Oh, me is something that Imogen Heap says in her song "Half Life." It's basically like saying, "Oh me! Oh my! There's a warning! Display it in a big dialog box!"
- hide and seek: This is the name of the Imogen Heap song that Derulo sampled. It is erasing the variable from memory; telling it to "go play hide and seek."
- mini immi: A slang term for an Imogen Heap fan, used by some Imogen Heap fans to mean, "Oh me!" Usually a remark of disbelief. As in, "Mini immi! This program is over?"