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Mike Sugarbaker

Worlds and words

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No, seriously: Inform 7.

Back when I was tooling around the streets of my childhood in a tricked-out HyperCard, one of the supposed big deals about it was that HyperTalk was like English – it was going to make programming approachable for the masses, because the masses could read it. The same gets said about Ruby these days.

But no: Inform 7. Look at it. If you care about language, if you like games or fictive worlds, or if you’re a literate person with even a tiny shred of interest in coding: look at Inform 7.

Yes, I feel strongly about this. INFORM 7. Thank you.