As I began my Fall 2023 semester at York College, I began to become extremely interested in creating
my own programming language. The inspiration behind this came from my Professor, Dean Zeller, as he pushed me to
go the extra mile on my assignments, which I had not experienced from many other professors at the college.
Thanks to this drive that he sparked, I began to want more regarding what I was programming for his course,
and eventually took it upon myself to not only make tokenizers, code generators, and things of this sort, but to
try to break the barrier and create my very own programming language, which included creating each part of the interpreter
that Gurt uses. I learned a great deal about what goes in to designing a programming language throughout the
process, and I plan to create another language that uses a compiler rather than an interpreter.
The inspiration behind the name of the language is straightforward: I have always joked with my friends about having a pet goose named Gurt when I was older. Seeing as this has always been a joke and not a real goal for me, I decided what better way to put the joke to use than to create a language that has the name, with its logo being a goose, that I can use to develop real world applications.