.MAL File Extension

MadAppLauncher Configuration File

Developer MadAppLauncher
3.7  |  15 Votes

What is a MAL file?

Configuration file used by MadAppLauncher, a Windows program used for launching Windows applications; specifies the applications to display on the interface as well as the keystroke shortcuts for launching each application.

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MAL files can also contain shortcut settings to Windows Control Panel items, files, and folders.

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Malbolge Source Code File

Developer Ben Olmstead
1.0  |  1 Vote

A MAL file contains source code written in the Malbolge programming language. For example, it may contain a Malbolge script. Because Malbolge is an esoteric programming language, MAL files are uncommon.

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Screenshot of a .mal file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
MAL file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Developer Ben Olmstead created the Malbolge programming language in 1998. Olmstead purposefully designed the language to be nearly impossible to use, to challenge his and other developers' programming skills.

Unlike programs written in most other programming languages, programs written in Malbolge look like a series of non-understandable nonsense characters. For example, the following is a "Hello World" program written in Malbolge:


Developers creating Malbolge programs typically save those programs' source code in MAL files. After finishing a program, developers use a Malbolge interpreter to run the program their file contains.

How to open a MAL file

You can open a MAL file with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform), GitHub Atom (multiplatform), or any other text editor.

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