Here’s the Hello World program in Shakespeare.
Dramatic Personae (
Ophelia) are integer variables.
Acts and Scenes are labels for goto statements.
Numerical constants must be written in a poetic way. Any nice noun is 1, any “not nice” noun is -1. You can multiply a noun by two by prefixing it with an adjective. For example:
"rose" = 1
"coward" = -1
"sweetest reddest rose" = 1x2^2 = 4
"big smelly half-witted coward" = -1x2^3 = -8
difference operators, you can get any integers:
the sum of your fat little stuffed misused dusty old rotten codpieceand a beautiful fair warm peaceful sunny day
-(2^7) + 2^5 = -128 + 32 = -96
To read a number, you need to say “Listen to your heart.” To print a variable, you say “Open your heart.”
There are conditionals, comparisons, and even a stack.
This is “Hello, World” in Shakespeare:
The Infamous Hello World Program, found at tio com.
Romeo, a young man with a remarkable patience.
Juliet, a likewise young woman of remarkable grace.
Ophelia, a remarkable woman much in dispute with Hamlet.
Hamlet, the flatterer of Andersen Insulting A/S.
Act I: Hamlet's insults and flattery.
Scene I: The insulting of Romeo.
[Enter Hamlet and Romeo]
You lying stupid fatherless big smelly half-witted coward!
You are as stupid as the difference between a handsome rich brave
hero and thyself! Speak your mind!
You are as brave as the sum of your fat little stuffed misused dusty
old rotten codpiece and a beautiful fair warm peaceful sunny summer's
day. You are as healthy as the difference between the sum of the
sweetest reddest rose and my father and yourself! Speak your mind!
You are as cowardly as the sum of yourself and the difference
between a big mighty proud kingdom and a horse. Speak your mind.
Speak your mind!
Scene II: The praising of Juliet.
Thou art as sweet as the sum of the sum of Romeo and his horse and his
black cat! Speak thy mind!
Scene III: The praising of Ophelia.
Thou art as beautiful as the difference between Romeo and the square
of a huge green peaceful tree. Speak thy mind!
Thou art as lovely as the product of a large rural town and my amazing
bottomless embroidered purse. Speak thy mind!
Thou art as loving as the product of the bluest clearest sweetest sky
and the sum of a squirrel and a white horse. Thou art as beautiful as
the difference between Juliet and thyself. Speak thy mind!
[Exeunt Ophelia and Hamlet]
Act II: Behind Hamlet's back.
Scene I: Romeo and Juliet's conversation.
[Enter Romeo and Juliet]
Speak your mind. You are as worried as the sum of yourself and the
difference between my small smooth hamster and my nose. Speak your
Speak YOUR mind! You are as bad as Hamlet! You are as small as the
difference between the square of the difference between my little pony
and your big hairy hound and the cube of your sorry little
codpiece. Speak your mind!
Scene II: Juliet and Ophelia's conversation.
Thou art as good as the quotient between Romeo and the sum of a small
furry animal and a leech. Speak your mind!
Thou art as disgusting as the quotient between Romeo and twice the
difference between a mistletoe and an oozing infected blister! Speak