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Punc is an esoteric programming language(a LISP derivative) that uses English punctuation as-is. It was inspired by ~English, but it looks forward to simplifying its syntax.

Syntax(lists of punctuations)

punctuation meaning Usage
. Ends a statement I love Polish food.
, Separator; frequently used with the colon. I know Polish, Russian, and English. See other examples on the bottom.
: Declare a list. I know the following languages: Polish, Russian, and English.
[...] or (...) Indicates a comment They [most of them British] have been released.
"..." Quote a text "Help," he cried.

Another example for the comma

World English, the best place to study English, has very concise tutorials.


How to declare a list

LISP:(a b (c) d) 
Punc:The contents of anonymous is:a, b, c, and d.

(quote a)

LISP:(quote a)
In order to nest quotes, the user can switch between " and '.

(atom a)

LISP:(atom a)
Punc:whether a is an atom

(eq a b)

LISP:(eq a b)
Punc:whether a is equal to b

(car a)

LISP:(car a)
Punc:the first item of a

(cdr a)

LISP:(cdr a)
Punc:the rest of the items of a

(cons x y)

LISP:(cons x y)
Punc:the result of appending x and y

(cond ( ... ) ...( ... ))

LISP:(cond ( ... ) ...( ... ))
Punc:if (...) is true, then return ... and skip the rest of the ifs.