Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?

For all who have missed the significant developments in the LOLcode meme here is an update from Adam Lindsay (the inventor of this important concept):

Dear Slashdotter, where have you been?
“It looks like LOLCODE got some second-hand attention from a Perl6 story on the front page. It looks like some geeks out there had not heard of LOLCODE out there yet, so here’s a really quick review for those of you just joining us:

LOLCODE originated on creator Adam Lindsay’s blog in late May, 2007. The meme quickly spread throughout the ‘net by the time we hit June.

After some chaotic first steps, the LOLCODE specification reached some consensus on basic functionality via collaboration on the forum. The forum could use some new energy to help finalize specification 1.3, but please be respectful of the consensus that has come before.

There are numerous implementations already around. The Perl6/Parrot integration is the latest and (in some ways) most impressive, but there’s been some serious implementation work everywhere from Erlang to deep Java/Eclipse IDE integration to the .NET Dynamic Language Runtime.

Hey, if you’re interested, we sell t-shirts, mugs and other CafePress stuff at http://store.lolcode.com/. (I have a kid to feed, okay?)”

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.