Daan van Berkel – Fractan; deconstructing an esoteric programming language

 

Fractan is a peculiar programming language invented by John H. Conway, of Game of Life fame. It revolves around the concept of sequences of fractions and is Turing-Complete. But how does it work?
In this talk, we will take a deeper look into this esoteric programming language, discuss how it works and what makes it tick.
You will walk away with a firm knowledge of Fractan and fresh ideas on how to integrate domain-specific languages into your project.

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