Episode 11: Across the Hooniverse with ~rabsef-bicrym

The Setup:

We are once again pleased to play host to ~rabsef-bicrym (Rabsef’s Twitter), who tells us what it’s like to learn Hoon and why and how he got to teaching it.


That is, the native language of Urbit. Hoon’s got a reputation for being needlessly weird, especially for people coming from traditional programming backgrounds. Rabsef (& others) make the case that Hoon is actually terse and elegant once you become acquainted with it. But the mountain does not come to Muhammad. If you like a challenge, consider signing up for the next 6 week course at Hooniversity.

To learn more about the reasoning for the design choices of Hoon, start with this essay by Ted Blackman (~rovnys-ricfer).