Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meet Stan!

Stan is out new mascot! He is an Emu.
Imo he looks pretty good (probably because I'm the one who drew him xD)
What do you guys think?
Is it pretty close to the wikipedia article's Emu?
He was created using mypaint(mainly), Gimp, and Inkscape.


A real Emu
As for other news. I'm going to reach for the sky, get rid of the "Scripting Language" idea and make it a "Dynamic Programming Language". In other words it will end up being as powerful as Python, Perl, Ruby, you name it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Re-Writing and other news...

Okay, so I finally open my Bizarre source code. Now usually the first thing you think is "Awesome, can't wait to get back to this!". The first thing I thought was "yuck". The code is a mess. I thought Pascal was an elegant language :P Anyway, I'm going to rewrite Bizarre (I didn't get very far so don't worry) to make the source code more readable. But that's not the only reason I'm recoding it. I'm going to set it up so that there is no shell (yet at least :P). You'll run a script such as "hello, world.bzr" through the interpreter. Without a shell you can't look up a tutorial, start typing, and get instant feedback but it will make it more convenient to code as well as use when you're making a program.

As for the other news goes I'm also changing the official mascot (did we even have one?). I still have no idea what it will be but this will mean a change in icon (I'll make sure everyone agrees to it! (isn't there only one potential user right now!?)).

If you have suggestions about a mascot (you would never realize how important those are!) please let me know!