drocta edited this page Sep 11, 2012 · 2 revisions

Welcome to the -ATH wiki! This provides documentation for drocta ~ATH.

This should act as the official resource for drocta ~ATH. I say drocta ~ATH because this is my version of ~ATH, and might not mesh completely with Andrew Hussie's idea of ~ATH. He has not given a very detailed description of what ~ATH really is, so I attempt to provide an interpreter to what I figure should be fairly close.

And now that the purpose has been explained, let us look into what drocta ~ATH is like.


The features that drocta ~ATH currently has are" ~ATH loops the .DIE() method of objects BIFURCATE and print

These are sufficient for drocta ~ATH to be Turing complete

Control flow in ~ATH, including drocta ~ATH, is handled with the ~ATH loop, or through means that end the program. Some versions of ~ATH may support other control flow statements. drocta ~ATH currently does not. I do not expect this to change, or not any time soon anyway.

In drocta ~ATH, all ~ATH loops take the following form: ~ATH(VARIABLENAME){ //other code here (additional graves) }EXECUTE(/other code or filenames here/);

When program flow reaches a ~ATH loop, it will execute the code between the middle brackets so long as the value pointed to be VARIABLENAME is considered "alive". The code within the parentheses is to be executed upon the "death" of the value pointed to be VARIABLENAME.

Currently, the "EXECUTE(/other code or filenames here/);" is optional.

The .DIE() method of values has a fairly simple purpose. If the value is considered "alive", it will cause its "death", making it "dead". If it is already "dead", it will remain "dead".

There is a variable called THIS, the initial value of which is such that if it "dies" program execution ends.

BIFURCATE is a tricky command. BIFURCATE A[B,C]; will determine two values from the value pointed to by A, and make B and C point to them. The values obtained by BIFURCATE -ing the value pointed to by A will always be the same values, and in the same order.

BIFURCATE [B,C]A; will do much the opposite. It will take the values pointed to by B and C, and make A point to the corresponding value.

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