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Hello world! October 22, 2009

Posted by ddouthitt in General Languages.

This post was originally an automated first post – but the topic is appropriate for this new blog about programming. “Hello world” is traditionally one of the very first programs written in any language.

Wikipedia has an article on it, and Wikibooks has an extensive list of program examples; there is even a joke over at gnu.org about it.

“Hello World” is a simple program in most any language, and provides the initial introduction to syntax. It is usually very short and easy to type in and process. There also may be different ways to do it, given different methods.

Update: There are more sites that show various “Hello World” programming language examples. This article lists 300 languages! This German site lists a lot as well.

There used to be a page for Hello World programs set up by the student chapter of ACM at a Texas university – either Texas A&M or the University of Texas. The most notable programs on this site were the multi-lingual entries: programs that could be run or compiled by different languages without change – astounding!



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