Frink: I’ve gotta say I’m a little intrigued with Frink. It’s a programming language…sort of. It’s more a calculation engine, really, for real world physics-related information, with all sorts of real-world constants built-in.
Need to convert feet to meters?
38 feet -> meters
Simple enough. How about finding out how many standard oil barrels filled with water it would take to equal a half-ton?
half ton -> barrels water
How many gallons of water would it take to fill your bedroom?
10 feet 12 feet 8 feet -> gallons
552960/77 (approx. 7181.298701298701)
How much would that weigh?
10. feet 12 feet 8 feet water -> pounds
It goes beyond physics. Frink does things with strings too:
"I will not buy this record; it is scratched." -> Spanish
No compraré este expediente; se rasguña.
"Én már nem vagyok fert?zött." -> guessLanguage
[hu, Hungarian, 0.42290825, false]
#1969-08-19 16:54 Mountain# + 1 billion seconds
AD 2001-04-27 06:40:40.000 PM (Fri) Mountain Daylight Time
Money, in historical terms (how much would $1,250 from 1867 be worth today?):
1250 dollar_1867 -> dollar
Current exchange rates
600 baht -> USD
You can embed Frink in Java. Love to see an embeddable version for .Net.