10 Most Curious Programming Languages

Bangalore: Programming language is the mother of all internet inventions. Everything you see around- the websites, software, apps in your Smartphones, began from a single piece of code, scribbled by someone using a particular programming language. But you might not have heard about the below listed programming languages. They are the most bizarre and curious ones you will ever see, as they are designed to test the boundaries of languages or to experiment with some ideas or simply, as a joke.

These languages, which belong to the category of “Esoteric Programming Languages,” will make you believe that the computer not only understands zeros and ones, but a bit of humor too.

#10 Whitespace

Developers: Edwin Brady and Chris Morris

Whitespace was released on April 1st 2003. Most people took it as an April fool joke, which it wasn’t. Instead of the usual programming languages that ignored whitespace characters, this program accepted only the whitespaces. Thus tabs, spaces and newlines have meaning and are considered syntax in this language.

The language can be very much useful for spies. Imagine you have a top secret program that you don't want anyone to see. What do you do? Simply print it out and delete the file, ready to type in at a later date. Nobody will know that your blank piece of paper is actually vital computer code!