Group of coders create script language based on Donald Trump

By Daniel Uria   |   Jan. 22, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A foursome of Rice University students created a computer coding language based on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Known as TrumpScript, the coding language largely functions as a gag, poking fun at some of Trumps mannerisms and frequently used phrases.

"It's the programming language Trump wold approve of," the script's website states. "Just like he is making America great again, we hope our efforts will make programming great again."

Undergraduates Chris Brown, Dan Korn, Cannon Lewis and Sam Shadwell developed the code using programming language Python as a base.

Some of the program's features include changing the words "True" and "False" to "fact" and "lie"; error messages featuring Trump quotes; and a lack of compatibility with Windows because, "Trump isn't the type of guy to believe in PC".

The language also requires that the code for all programs created end with the phrase "America is great."

The program was created within 24 hours as part of Rice University's HackRice hackathon competition and is available to download for free.

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