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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

Posted on January 28th, 2013 at 7:26 by John Sinteur in category: Software -- Write a comment


Programmers often talk about writing “beautiful code,” but computer scientist Ramsey Nasser has taken that idea to new lengths by developing the first programming language that uses Arabic script for its source code.

The language is called قلب – roughly pronounced “alb,” after the Arabic word for “heart” – and as Nasser explained to AnimalNewYork, he developed it as much for its aesthetic appeal as for its effectiveness at computation.

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