I worked on making this yesterday because I was bored during school. Curious what people think of it
It matches every line against a regex pattern and then interprets based on that. It’s super flexible because of that but it’s also more like a toy than a real language (at the moment)
(please bonk me if this is not what threads are for; I’ve never made a thread before)
Is there any way to define a proc/function/whatever?
not at the moment, I’m trying to work on it but I don’t know how that’d look
It might be difficult to do with the current architecture, but consider the format from Inform 7:
Understand "turn down volume" or "turn down music" or "turn down the volume" or "turn down the music" as lowering the volume.
understand foo [bar] as:
add 1 to bar.
# outputs 11
oh yeah that’s really clean! I’m planning on parsing better so that each “line” is any statement ending with a period, but I can never figure out “real” parsing for some reason so it might take me a bit. I’m thinking maybe I’d steal some prolog syntax and do
understand foo with a,b,c as
add a to b,
multiply b by c,
call foo with 1, 4, 7.
or something like that
Love it!! This’ll probably also mean you need some scoping rules as well - but I do love the prolog inspiration!