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|Full description=bfloop is an interpreter for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlooP_and_FlooP BLooP and FLooP] programming languages described in the book ''Gödel, Escher, Bach'' by Douglas Hofstadter.
* Supports integers of arbitrary size. In other words, TWO-TO-THE-THREE-TO-THE [5] works.
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* Easy to use: written in C, uses the standard GNU build process.
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BLooP is a language that has only bounded loops, in other words before you enter a loop you have to give a fixed upper limit on the number of times to run the body, and you can’t change the limit while in the loop. It is impossible for a BLooP program to run forever; it always quits with an output in some finite time, an upper limit for which is predictable in advance. Functions that BLooP can compute are called primitive recursive functions, and it turns out that not all functions are primitive recursive. The FLooP language is the same as BLooP with the addition of an unbounded loop (MU-LOOP). FLooP can calculate anything your computer can calculate, but you cannot say in general whether a FLooP program will eventually terminate.
* Hard to use: requires the use of UTF-8 and non-ASCII characters.
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|Homepage URL=http://www.bamsoftware.com/software/bfloop/
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|VCS checkout command=bzr get http://www.bamsoftware.com/bzr/bfloop
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|Computer languages=C, BLooP, FLooP
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|Keywords=loop,C,recursive,integer,bloop,floop
 
|Keywords=loop,C,recursive,integer,bloop,floop
|Is GNU=n
 
|Last review by=Kelly Hopkins
 
|Last review date=2010-01-11
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
 
|Version identifier=1.1
 
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|Version date=2009-10-09
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|Version date=2010/10/28
 
|Version status=stable
 
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|Version download=http://www.bamsoftware.com/dist/bfloop/bfloop-1.1.tar.gz
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|Version download=http://www.bamsoftware.com/dist/bfloop/bfloop-1.2.tar.gz
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|Last review by=Jgay
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|Last review date=2012/03/13
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Latest revision as of 08:24, 13 March 2012

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Bfloop

http://www.bamsoftware.com/software/bfloop/
bfloop is an interpreter for the BLooP and FLooP programming languages described in the book Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter.

BLooP is a language that has only bounded loops, in other words before you enter a loop you have to give a fixed upper limit on the number of times to run the body, and you can’t change the limit while in the loop. It is impossible for a BLooP program to run forever; it always quits with an output in some finite time, an upper limit for which is predictable in advance. Functions that BLooP can compute are called primitive recursive functions, and it turns out that not all functions are primitive recursive. The FLooP language is the same as BLooP with the addition of an unbounded loop (MU-LOOP). FLooP can calculate anything your computer can calculate, but you cannot say in general whether a FLooP program will eventually terminate.




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3 with exceptionKelly Hopkins11 January 2010
ExpatKelly Hopkins11 January 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
David Fifield Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://www.bamsoftware.com/bzr/bfloop
Support E-mail mailto:david@bamsoftware.com


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 March 2012.



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