Cantonese

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This is still a work in progress. It may be changed in the future.

Cantonese is an esolang using syntax based on the grammar of the Cantonese language

Syntax

Variable assignment

Variables are assigned with the following syntax:

var_name係value

The reserved variable `佢` is set by various functions in lieu of returns.

Control flow

Blocks use commas () to separate statements rather than semicolons, and end in a semicolon. This means that blocks cannot be nested within each other since their ending punctuation would conflict. If required, just create another function

If block

如果expr,block

Else

否則,block

If statement (can appear in blocks)

如果expr就stmt

Else

否則就stmt

While block

只要expr,block

While statement (can appear in blocks)

只要expr就stmt

Functions

name:code

Literals

Literal Value
true
false

Operators

Binary Operators
Operator Description
等於 Equality
唔等於 Inequality
大於 Greater than
小於 Less than
唔大於 Not greater than (less than or equal)
唔小於 Not less than (greater than or equal)
而且 Logical AND
或者 Logical OR
Unary Operators
Operator Description
Logical NOT

Standard library

Function Description
話「...」 Println
問「...」 Prompt - stores user input into 佢
End / Return

Examples

Truth machine

問;
如果佢等於零,
 話零;
否則只要堅,
 話一;
完。

FizzBuzz

甲係一;
只要甲小於一百,
 如果甲取模十五等於零就話「FizzBuzz」,
 否則如果甲取模三等於零就話「Fizz」,
 否則如果甲取模五等於零就話「Buzz」,
 否則話甲,
 甲係甲加一;
完。