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Malbolge, the Programming Language From Hell

February 22, 2015 Reading time - 1 minute

Malbolge, invented by Ben Olmstead in 1998, is an esoteric programming language which is appropriately named after the eigth circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. It is supposedly the most difficult language to program in, intentionally created to be nearly impossible to code.

Just take a look at how “Hello World” is written in Malbolge:


As you can see, this code block looks like I might have just repeatedly slammed my keyboard in a fit of rage, but according to the Wikipedia article, it’s legit. To see “Hello World” coded in over 450 programming languages, check out The Hello World Collection.