What is HPL?
The HPL project is an open source project whose primary goal is to enable
users to write, debug and maintain computer programs written in Hebrew
using an execution engine and Hebrew IDE.
|XPL? The next step?|
|In addition, we hope HPL could serve as the basis for other projects in other languages. This could enable programmers to share code even though each one writes in his own language.|
|Why is HPL needed?|
the lack of a useful and user friendly programming language in Hebrew,
young computer users are not able to experience programming until learning
English. We can answer that need. We will give young users the opportunity
to learn basic programming concepts, and develop small web applications;
thus raising a generation of children who will not be afraid of computers,
and will have basic understanding of how programming languages work.
Even older users,
who know English, often find themselves intimidated by the English interface
of programming languages. This project will allow them to get their
hands on writing a program using their familiar mother tongue.