Talk:Prehistory of esoteric programming languages

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I started on this page because a bunch of my favorite weird languages weren't mentioned anywhere on Esolang, and it struck me that the claim that it all started with INTERCAL just wasn't right. The languages I put on my list include a bunch that I've used (APL, TMG) or even written compiler/interpreters for (EXPLOR, GPM, QED.) I am (slowly, slowly) rescuing McIlroy's UNIX implementation of TMG -- it's written in PDP-11 assembly language, and deserves to be translated into something more modern and portable. I've also written a "high-level" version of EXPLOR -- even more cryptic, but more "modern", that I'd be glad to make available. Tom Duff 17:36, 22 Sep 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, an interesting article! Welcome aboard. :) And, it'll be interesting to see those language implementions. --Keymaker 20:17, 22 Sep 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Documentation is always the bottleneck. I'll add references to Esolang as I get stuff done. Tom Duff 18:06, 25 Sep 2006 (UTC)
I would like to see your "high-level" version of EXPLOR. --Zzo38 (talk) 02:38, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Do you have any specifications and more examples of these old programming languages? --Zzo38 04:57, 24 Sep 2006 (UTC)

I'm putting together some references that I can add to the page. Tom Duff 18:06, 25 Sep 2006 (UTC)
Do you have any, yet? --Zzo38 (talk) 02:38, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Article name

I think "Prehistory of esoteric programming languages" would be a better name for this article, due to similarities with the article names Esoteric programming language, Timeline of esoteric programming languages, and what is noted in some Esolang-namespaced page which I can't seem to find right now. ~ FireFly 18:48, 27 August 2009 (UTC)