Re: A Plain English Compiler

"Oliver Wong" <owong@castortech.com>
19 Feb 2006 02:00:13 -0500

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From: "Oliver Wong" <owong@castortech.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Feb 2006 02:00:13 -0500
Organization: GlobeTrotter
References: 06-02-122
Keywords: Cobol
Posted-Date: 19 Feb 2006 02:00:13 EST

<danrzeppa@gmail.com> wrote
> Since this is the 21st century, shouldn't we be able to talk to our
> computers in our own language?
>
> Well, I speak english, and I found this compiler at www.osmosian.com
> that actually lets me use regular english sentences to program. I
> didn't have to learn any cryptic syntax or weird combinations of
> puncuation. It's just plain english.
>
> It compiles to native Windows Executables and was written entirely in
> itself (Plain English). It's pretty cool.


        It is pretty cool... for a toy application though... not so interesting
in terms of compiler theory.


        The site claims to have a program which can draw anything you
describe. When I was connected to the internet, it worked like a
charm, drawing pictures of George Bush, for example. Unfortunately,
when I *wasn't* connected to the internet, it would only draw strings
of the form "Could not connect to
http://images.google.com/images?q=roses"


        - Oliver


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