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The Rick Roll programming language is a rickroll based, process oriented, dynamic, strong, esoteric programming language. All of the keywords/statements are from Rick Astley's lyrics. Discord server:

Rickroll Programming Language

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Rick Roll Programming Language, a language that is rickroll-based!

Hello World

Although Rickroll can be transpiled into Python3, their syntaxes are not completely similar

  1. Rickroll-lang doesn’t need indentation
  2. The code must be written inside the main method, otherwise the interpreter will not execute
  3. The keywords can be separated freely


take me to ur heart
    give msg up "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down~\n"
    i just wanna tell u how im feeling msg
say goodbye

Equivalent to Python

if __name__ == '__main__':
  msg = "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down~\n"
  print(msg, end='')

Equivalent to C++

using namespace std;
int main(int argc, char* argv[]){
    string msg = "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down~\n";

And you can get the output on your terminal:


Sorry, it’s this:

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down~

The keywords can be separated freely

    give msg up "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down~\n"
    i justwanna telluhowim feeling msg
say good bye

This is also executable

Run Code

Execute by converting .rickroll to Python

python [Source Code File Name]

Execute by converting .rickroll to C++ (Requires g++ compiler and has numerous bugs)

python -cpp [Source Code File Name]

Execute by interpreter

python -intpr [Source Code File Name]

If you want to know the execution time:

Add “–time”

python [Source Code File Name] --time

Generate and play audio from .rickroll

python [Source Code File Name] --audio



Generate Audio


python3 [Source Code File Name] --audio

After running this command, the generator is gonna generate audio from the .rickroll program and play it on your terminal



Rickroll-lang Editor

  1. A well-coded code editor by RedEnder666:
  2. The VSCode extension by FusionSid: and


In order to make RICKROll become a world heritage, YOU and I still have a bunch of things to do!

  1. Add more keywords and built-in functions
  2. Write algorithms in RickRoll-Lang and upload them to examples folder.
  3. Make syntax highlights for VS Code and Sublime!
  4. Improve the current audio generator!
  5. Improve the RickRoll interpreter!
  6. Support “writing code by singing”!

Rickroll Language Website

Offcial Discord Server/Contact Join this server to chat with cool people or for support

Wechat/微信: SatinWuker540
Discord: satinwuker


Despite the fact that the Rickroll Language is considered an esoteric programming language, it has its unignorable significance. I believe that rickroll is not only the source of happiness for the younger generation but also the most elegant and paramount art in human history, and the cardinal stepping stone to the transition toward a much more advanced civilization. The purpose of the Rickroll Language is to introduce this art to people in a distinctive way – programming. Just kidding haha, the Rickroll Language is actually an educational project for introducing various ways of implementing programming languages in a humorous and interactive way, without any painful processes of memorizing unfamiliar and complicated concepts! Our website for programming language tutorials:

Related Repos

Here are the projects that are inspired by Rickroll-lang

  1. Ricky
  2. Rickroll-lang API
  3. RickRoll IDE
  4. Rick Astley Bot
  5. Rickroll Lang Vscode extension

Credit: Rick Astley