Alb is a programming language created entirely in arabic, built to "[highlight] cultural biases of computer science and [challenge] the assumptions we make about programming."
"Alb" means heart in Arabic. it's also a recursive acronym in arabic for "Qlb, a programming language"
@eightbitsamurai I think you meant "الب" means heart in Arabic =P
@eightbitsamurai that's amazing!
@eightbitsamurai As a native Arabic, I never even noticed that programming in Arabic could be possible if English were not the dominant lingua franca of the internet. This is so fascinating!
@eightbitsamurai ....there are about a dozen programming languages in Arabic, someone creates a new one every few years.
Like, couldn't someone check the wikipedia list of non-English based programming languages and work to promote one of them into a viable alternative?
I don't know about Arabic, but I've been following Russian-based programming languages. And it's not as simple.
The only viable Russian-based language is 1C, which is commercial, and might get you into a legal trouble if you re-implement it.
Most (at least the ones listed in the Wikipedia's list) don't work with modern systems, and need to be re-created. Some others (Glagol) are created by hateful nationalists, so it's better not to touch them.
I assume it's as hard for Arabic.
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