HARSH is a programming language made in order to test it's creator's ability to do memory allocation. It has 13 commands, an accumulator, and a stack. It is Turing complete, with a Bitwise Cyclic Tag interpreter on the way
|Command Number||Command Name||Command Name|
|2||d||Double the accumulator|
|3||o||Set accumulator to 0|
|4||p||Push accumulator onto stack (doesn't change the accumulator's value)|
|5||u||Pop from stack into the accumulator|
|6||r||Rotate stack, i.e. puts the top stack value onto the bottom|
|7||h||If accumulator is 30, jump ahead a character|
|8||q||Ask the user if the command following should be executed, in the form of a yes or no question. If the user answers yes, run it, otherwise, jump one command|
|9||b||Jump backwards x characters, where x is the value stored in the accumulator. (If the program attempts to jump past the first character, it will simply jump to the first character instead)|
|10||c||Print the accumulator as an ASCII character|
|11||n||Output the accumulator as a number|
|12||e||Exit the program|
'z' is the most complex command in the language. It takes the accumulator, and executes a command according to what the accumulator's value is. Using the list above, we can see which commands will be executed. 1 will perform a, 2 will double, etc. etc. However, there is one exception: the z command cannot execute itself.
If the accumulator is 0, or greater than twelve, z does nothing.
The stack is dynamically allocated, so it can be any size you want as long as you have enough memory
Comments aren't allowed inside of code, but text will be ignored if placed outside the program, such as after 'e', or after a catch-all 'b'
To compile the interpreter with gcc just type:
gcc -o HARSH HARSH.c
type ./HARSH -t or ./HARSH -T to open terminal mode, you should see this:
you@your-computer:~/File/Path$ ./HARSH -t >>>
You can type in any program into the prompt, and after it either fails or finishes, it will give you a second prompt. Type 'exit' (all lowercase) to exit the terminal
type ./HARSH -f (filename) or ./HARSH -F (filename) to open the program (filename).hrs. You should see something like this:
you@your-computer:~/File/Path$ ./HARSH -f hello HELLO WORLD you@your-computer:~/File/Path$
Info of note:
The interpreter will, and always should, put a newline after the program exits. This is correct and expected behavior, and all other implementations should do this as well.
The interpreter will ignore tabs and spaces, but not newlines. All other implementations should to the same.
Note: this program is by far not the smallest possible, and revisions may be created. However, this is the first version that worked.
Hello World 2:
Smaller hello world program.
Technically a quine:
ERR, ILLEGAL CHARACTER: E
(If you type in this program, this error should show)
HARSH can be directly transpilled to and from BCT, using this table:
|BCT Command||HARSH equivalent|
NOTE: These substitutions assume you have pushed the bit string onto the stack. Use ou and oau to do so.
Find the Interpreter and some example programs HERE: (Look for the .hrs file extension)