Status Update #4

Personal Updates

I haven’t been able to write here for about a month. My final exams for my Diploma in Elementary Education started on November 28th and ended on the 30th. So I had to study a little bit to not fail, and TET1 exam is on 11th December, again studying a little bit 🙃.

Devlog - Pankti

Pankti Programming language now has basic wasm support and a new mascot.

WASM support was relatively easy to implement thanks to Go’s built-in Wasm support. But the mechanism I developed to catch the Stdout uses os.Pipe internally which was not available on the WASM backend, so I had to use a hack to capture all console.log and redirect them to the output textarea. I am well aware that this is not an ideal solution at all. I have a few solutions in mind with a less hacky approach and I’ll be trying to use them but for now, it works and I don’t want to spend more time with this wasm thing right now.

My final exams just ended and the Big exam is coming on December 11th, so I have to prepare for that.

Here are some updates on the Pankti project:

Little Extra:

I now have a vanity URL at for go modules, the site is built using Zola static site generator. The source code is available here bauripalash/gomodvanity.

I got another project idea while working on that project. Pages can be redirected using a basic HTML tag

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=''" />

Now with that technology, I can create a URL shortener. So I created a project called staticurl

The whole project is in a single file main.go which has 243 lines (181 sloc). To create a new short URL you just have to create a file in the urls directory. The name of the file will be the short URL and the first line inside that file will be the long URL.

For example, if we create a file named pb in urls directory and write to the first line of the file, then if we visit https://short.domain/pb, we will be redirected to

The heart of the project is this file template.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
	  <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url='{{.Url}}'" />
	  <p>Redirecting you to <a href="{{.Url}}">{{.Url}}</a>; If you are not redirected within 5 seconds please click the link!</p>
	  <small>Made with <a href="">staticurl</a></small>

Another update:

I am going to rewrite rewrote this site from scratch. At first, I wanted to use the Zola static site generator but it has some limitations which would have made the development of this project very hard that’s why I used hugo again. Check out the source code here:

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