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PowerOn, a programming language - Part 1

February 03, 2020 — ~pinewood


The purpose of this blog series is two-fold.

  1. To inform the reader about a proprietry programming language they may not have ever heard of before.
  2. To try to articulate why I love PowerOn, why I hate it, and what I think we could learn from this bizarre little language.

Before we go any further let's go ahead with introductions. Here is the required "Hello World" program in PowerOn.This also represents the smallest possible PowerOn program in terms of divisions.

 HEADER = ""
 PRINT "Hello, world!"

I'm going to try and keep these short so now that we got that out of the way join me in Part 2 for some history on PowerOn, a programming language.This should have included a link to Part 2 but I haven't figured out a good way to do that with bashblog yet.

    tags: poweron, programming, fin-tech