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Where X=LOLCODE

LOLCODE is an esoteric programming language designed to resemble the speech of lolcats.

BTW This is an inline comment
BTW All code must begin with `HAI <language version>` and end with `KTHXBYE`

HAI 1.3
CAN HAS STDIO? BTW Importing standard headers

OBTW
     ==========================================================================
     ================================= BASICS =================================
     ==========================================================================
TLDR

BTW Displaying text:
VISIBLE "HELLO WORLD"

BTW Declaring variables:
I HAS A MESSAGE ITZ "CATZ ARE GOOD"
VISIBLE MESSAGE

OBTW
    (This is a codeblock.) Variables are dynamically typed so you don't need to
    declare their type. A variable's type matches its content. These are the
    types:
TLDR

I HAS A STRING  ITZ "DOGZ ARE GOOOD" BTW type is YARN
I HAS A INTEGER ITZ 42               BTW type is NUMBR
I HAS A FLOAT   ITZ 3.1415           BTW type is NUMBAR
I HAS A BOOLEAN ITZ WIN              BTW type is TROOF
I HAS A UNTYPED                      BTW type is NOOB

BTW Accepting user input:
I HAS A AGE
GIMMEH AGE
BTW The variable is stored as a YARN. To convert it into NUMBR:
AGE IS NOW A NUMBR

OBTW
     ==========================================================================
     ================================== MATH ==================================
     ==========================================================================
TLDR

BTW LOLCODE uses polish notation style math.

BTW Basic mathematical notation:

SUM OF 21 AN 33         BTW 21 + 33
DIFF OF 90 AN 10        BTW 90 - 10
PRODUKT OF 12 AN 13     BTW 12 * 13
QUOSHUNT OF 32 AN 43    BTW 32 / 43
MOD OF 43 AN 64         BTW 43 modulo 64
BIGGR OF 23 AN 53       BTW max(23, 53)
SMALLR OF 53 AN 45      BTW min(53, 45)

BTW Binary notation:

BOTH OF WIN AN WIN           BTW and: WIN if x=WIN, y=WIN
EITHER OF FAIL AN WIN        BTW or: FAIL if x=FAIL, y=FAIL
WON OF WIN AN FAIL           BTW xor: FAIL if x=y
NOT FAIL                     BTW unary negation: WIN if x=FAIL
ALL OF WIN AN WIN MKAY   BTW infinite arity AND
ANY OF WIN AN FAIL MKAY  BTW infinite arity OR

BTW Comparison:

BOTH SAEM "CAT" AN "DOG"             BTW WIN if x == y
DIFFRINT 732 AN 184                  BTW WIN if x != y
BOTH SAEM 12 AN BIGGR OF 12 AN 4     BTW x >= y
BOTH SAEM 43 AN SMALLR OF 43 AN 56   BTW x <= y
DIFFRINT 64 AN SMALLR OF 64 AN 2     BTW x > y
DIFFRINT 75 AN BIGGR OF 75 AN 643    BTW x < y

OBTW
     ==========================================================================
     ============================== FLOW CONTROL ==============================
     ==========================================================================
TLDR

BTW If/then statement:
I HAS A ANIMAL
GIMMEH ANIMAL
BOTH SAEM ANIMAL AN "CAT", O RLY?
    YA RLY
        VISIBLE "YOU HAV A CAT"
    MEBBE BOTH SAEM ANIMAL AN "MAUS"
        VISIBLE "NOM NOM NOM. I EATED IT."
    NO WAI
        VISIBLE "AHHH IS A WOOF WOOF"
OIC

BTW Case statement:
I HAS A COLOR
GIMMEH COLOR
COLOR, WTF?
    OMG "R"
        VISIBLE "RED FISH"
        GTFO
    OMG "Y"
        VISIBLE "YELLOW FISH"
        BTW Since there is no `GTFO` the next statements will also be tested
    OMG "G"
    OMG "B"
        VISIBLE "FISH HAS A FLAVOR"
        GTFO
    OMGWTF
        VISIBLE "FISH IS TRANSPARENT OHNO WAT"
OIC

BTW For loop:
I HAS A TEMPERATURE
GIMMEH TEMPERATURE
TEMPERATURE IS NOW A NUMBR
IM IN YR LOOP UPPIN YR ITERATOR TIL BOTH SAEM ITERATOR AN TEMPERATURE
    VISIBLE ITERATOR
IM OUTTA YR LOOP

BTW While loop:
IM IN YR LOOP NERFIN YR ITERATOR WILE DIFFRINT ITERATOR AN -10
    VISIBLE ITERATOR
IM OUTTA YR LOOP

OBTW
     =========================================================================
     ================================ Strings ================================
     =========================================================================
TLDR

BTW Linebreaks:
VISIBLE "FIRST LINE :) SECOND LINE"

BTW Tabs:
VISIBLE ":>SPACES ARE SUPERIOR"

BTW Bell (goes beep):
VISIBLE "NXT CUSTOMER PLS :o"

BTW Literal double quote:
VISIBLE "HE SAID :"I LIKE CAKE:""

BTW Literal colon:
VISIBLE "WHERE I LIVE:: CYBERSPACE"

OBTW
     =========================================================================
     =============================== FUNCTIONS ===============================
     =========================================================================
TLDR

BTW Declaring a new function:
HOW IZ I SELECTMOVE YR MOVE BTW `MOVE` is an argument
    BOTH SAEM MOVE AN "ROCK", O RLY?
        YA RLY
            VISIBLE "YOU HAV A ROCK"
        NO WAI
            VISIBLE "OH NO IS A SNIP-SNIP"
    OIC
    GTFO BTW This returns NOOB
IF U SAY SO

BTW Declaring a function and returning a value:
HOW IZ I IZYELLOW
    FOUND YR "YELLOW"
IF U SAY SO

BTW Calling a function:
I IZ IZYELLOW MKAY

KTHXBYE

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Originally contributed by abactel, and updated by 1 contributor(s).