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TLOWScript is a programming language designed to meet the following criteria:

  • All programs in TLOWScript must start with This is TLOWScript, otherwise the interpreter/compiler will output NotTLOWException followed by a line break, then exit.
  • All non-alphanumeric/whitespace characters are ignored by the TLOWScript interpreter/compiler.
  • Contains an integer datatype of at least 64 bits.
  • Ability to multiply, add, subtract and integer divide two values and store the output somewhere.
  • Storage of at least 3 values.
  • Ability to copy values from one variable/register to another variable/register without affecting anything else.
  • Ability to print any integer storable by the integer datatype.
  • Ability to print any alphanumeric character.
  • Contains arbitrary conditionals or equivalent
  • Contains some form of goto/loop/recursion
  • Everything in the interpreter except for the main function definition, reading a command line argument, and reading the file must be accomplished in 10 lines or less.

The criteria were created by User:hanss314 for his ongoing TLOW (: Ten Lines Of Wisdom) competition, to be found on Discord here. Contestants were required to submit an interpreter for TLOWScript, which was then tested before a voting process started among all members of the Discord server the competition was/is run on. The implementation of TLOWScript submitted by user Milo Jacquet won and was therefore crowned TLOWScript.

External links

Arch Linux package containing all varieties of TLOWScript

The winning implementation on GitLab