Go Programming Language (No, not that one!) /joke

Welcome to the Go Programming Language, where you take grids of trinary input, marked by either blank, black, or white intersections, as a form of punchcard programming. :laughing:

Like any good introduction to a new coding language, here is…


@trohde in case including “/joke” in the title is not obvious enough, Tom, I just wanted to let you know that this thread is a joke :wink: :heart:

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To avoid confusion perhaps this should be called the weiqi or baduk language :wink:


confusion with what :thinking:

The Go programming language


Think you meant [The Go programming langauge](https://golang.org/) :smiley:

They must have copied my idea! :open_mouth: Google are sneaky like that :wink:


I got it eventually :sweat_smile:

Only took three tries

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How do you think I got 88 commits to OGS :wink:


:rofl: That sounds like every program I’ve ever written.

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@RubyMineshaft did you decode my image from OP yet? :wink:

Writing functional, error free code on the first attempt is for suckers :stuck_out_tongue:

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No! Let me give it some thought :thinking:

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I have no exposure to trinary input but…

Don't want to spoil the fun

based on:

I could make an educated guess :slight_smile:

It would probably be very likely correct :wink: my hint was far from subtle for anyone who’s experienced coding tutorials :stuck_out_tongue:

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If I can find a good intro to trinary I’d like to actually do the decoding

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I cheated and used this :stuck_out_tongue:

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In that case, yes I was correct :slight_smile:

Found this funny on the Go site:

No spoilers!


Hello, 世界 :grinning:



# Empty = 0, B = 1, W = 2
array = ['02200', '10202', '11000', '11000', '11010', '01012', '10020', '11010', '11020', '11000', '10201', '01020']
for trit in array:
    str += chr(int(trit, 3))
print str

I like the way that ‘print’ seems to be implicit in this language when given a string of character literals :slight_smile:

Yeah it’s really more of a code than a programming language :stuck_out_tongue: but then the joke doesn’t work :man_shrugging: :laughing:

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