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title: 'Piet: a language where programs are works of modern art'
permalink: '/piet/'
tags: ['esolang', 'compiler']
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Piet is a neat little esoteric programming language. It was invented by David Morgan-Mar. Each program
is represented as a two dimensional image. The colorful pixels in the image describe the
program's behavior.
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People write programs which are artistic looking while performing some
interesting computation.
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<img src="/files/2013/piet/fibbig.gif">
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<p>Prints the first 100 Fibonnaci numbers.</p>
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<img src="/files/2013/piet/Piet-4.gif">
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<p>Prints "Piet"</p>
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Check out <a href="http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet.html">http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet.html</a> for
more info.
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