In order to compare programming languages, it is often useful to see examples
of tasks that are particularly appropriate for a given language. A good example
for Creator is: 99 Bottles of Root Beer.
You can see implementations of the traditional drinking song in hundreds of
languages at 99
Bottles of Beer on the Wall.
Designers of other programming languages have their own favorite example tasks.
Below are Creator implementations of some of these examples:
- At the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Prof. Clayton Lewis has
had several Ph.D. students who have created end-user programming languages.
(My favorite is ChemTrains.)
To show that their languages are capable of non-trivial computation, they
are all required to build a Turing Machine in their language. In this tradition,
we have built a Turing Machine in Creator.
Four different languages solved the
problem of generating prime numbers in the 1994
Visual Language comparison.
Here is Creator's Prime Number Generator.
The visual language FORMS/3 was
Prof. Margaret Burnett. An
example program for Forms/3 is the LED display. Here is
the LED Display in Creator.
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