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Minimal is an esoteric programming language developed by Alegend on August 10, 2009. User:Madk wrote an interpreter in July of 2010. It only consists of 7 commands.


  • < Move the data pointer left.
  • > Move the data pointer right.
  • + Add to the value in the data pointer.
  • - Subtract from the value in the data pointer.
  • . Outputs the value in the data pointer.
  • , Asks for input from the user.
  • / Skips next instruction if the data pointer is set to 0.

The author designed it to be minimal, but Turing-complete. However, it is not, because it lacks useful conditional execution or loops; every program will always halt, each instruction having been executed at most once.

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