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Masy (21)

Does anyone know about Polygott and could teach me how it works

Masy (21)
Zavexeon (292)

@SPQR may be able to help.

SPQR (376)

Polygott, to the extent of my knowledge, is an experimental language which allows languages to use binaries from other languages thus allowing for interaction between scripts from multiple languages. It uses Makefile syntax (basically modified Bash) and can do all sorts of useful things like compile external libraries from source, add additional compilation options, etc. Its most useful (imo) feature is that it can install ubuntu packages using install-pkg PACKAGENAME which opens up a ton of possibilities for porting things and such, or for utilizing libraries not available in native

Some example programs utilizing Polygott for various purposes:

This port of Doom 1
This SDL program (SDL is normally not usable on

If you have any more questions @ me :)

Masy (21)

@SPQR so in theory you could run a instance of team viewer on a polygott makefile?

SPQR (376)

@Masy if it runs on ubuntu Linux, in theory, yes