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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.


Hoon?

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).