Brainfuck is an esoteric programming language noted for its extreme minimalism. The language consists of only eight simple commands and an instruction pointer.
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Pro Great exercice for your brain
If you ever succeed to use it at least once, whatever it does, you will never be afraid to learn any other programming language.
Pro Very good introduction in geek communities
Say you made a Brainfuck program once, and count how many geeks you will attract.
Pro Designed to challenge and amuse programmers
Rather than have a practical application, Brainfuck is an esoteric language for the purpose of challenging programmers who want to code in a more unusual language.
Con Esoteric language
Brainfuck is by design extremely difficult to use. This makes it un-learnable to beginners.
Con Impractical language, used only as a toy
It won't get you a job. It is not used in any practical application.
Con Almost as bad as Python, but less adopted.
It's a joke, just like Python, but at least brainfuck admits it ;-)
Con R-rated name
It's difficult to talk about in polite company.