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What year was this language created? --Aardwolf 22:01, 29 Sep 2005 (GMT)

I don't know. I implemented it in 2002. Check the mailing list archives. --Graue 02:33, 30 Sep 2005 (GMT)
I am unable to find any archives of the list from before April 2001. However, from Cliff's HQ9+ page it is clear that late 2000 is the earliest possibility. He also says that HQ9+ was his first esolang, so I'll take the liberty to categorize Beatnik as 2001 (same as HQ9+). --Rune 00:08, 7 Feb 2006 (GMT)

Shouldn't there be a list of Scrabble letter values or at least a link where you can find it? --BodyTag 07:31, 30 Sep 2005 (GMT)

Done. --IanO 15:50, 30 Sep 2005 (GMT)
It'd be amusing if the letter values were locale-sensitive :-) --GreyKnight 22:40, 1 Sep 2006 (UTC)

Has anyone else had any problems with the JavaScript interpreter? It won't run on FF 3.0 or IE7... just shows a blank page. For whatever reason, the markup is getting eaten. I got it to work once I saved it locally and put the script between the <script>tags rather than as an include... --Doc honcho 02:40, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Does this Beatnik program have any place here? It is a story I wrote that is also a Beatnik program that prints its (implied) final line:

He arrived.

He arrived at my door extremely late one day.

If you only did uninteresting, idle things in your life, always acting as if nothing he does will change your opinion ... can go well.

But one awful dilemma I face, is that growing emotion ruins my serious, careful way of thinking. If a love flame is forced and futile, why bother kindling another one?

Yet, you think, it might not be a bad idea. Relationships always work out, and this can be an escape from a tense, complex life. Unmarried at home, lost in a loud, irregular reality ... maybe sometime, just maybe, it's time I found the one.

If he's a guy who is faithful, kind, and will be mine joyously to the end, I will prove to him I shall cherish and treasure him just as much. But how do I say it? I can't place the words...

"You absolutely need to know", I say, nervously, "that I...I...I..."

Execution actually ends at "faithful". - 23:36, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Cool, but it prints "YOT" instead of "YOU". --Quadril-Is (talk) 03:23, 25 February 2020 (UTC)