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Qalb - Programming language

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Qalb is an open source programming language created in 2012 by Ramsey Nasser.

Source code:
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قلب (Levantine Arabic: [ʔalb]), transliterated Qalb, Qlb and Alb, is a functional programming language allowing a programmer to write programs completely in Arabic. Its name means heart and is a recursive acronym in Arabic meaning Qlb: a programming language (قلب: لغة برمجة, Qlb: Lughat Barmajah). It was developed in 2012 by Ramsey Nasser, a computer scientist at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, as both an artistic endeavor and as a response to the Anglophone bias in the vast majority of programming languages, which express their fundamental concepts using English words. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from Riju:
(قول "مرحبا يا عالم")
Example from hello-world:
(قول "Hello World")

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings "
"Hello world"

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