Monday, March 30, 2009

Who?

I wonder who has written the first ever "Hello World!" program irrespective of technology! He could have made it a patent! "Basic program" in IT is a synonym to "Hello World"!! How cool is that!

4 comments:

Aniket said...

While small test programs existed since the development of programmable computers, the tradition of using the phrase "Hello world!" as a test message was influenced by an example program in the seminal book The C Programming Language. The example program from that book prints "hello, world" (without capital letters or exclamation mark), and was inherited from a 1974 Bell Laboratories internal memorandum by Brian Kernighan, Programming in C: A Tutorial, which contains the first known version.

The first known instance of the usage of the words "hello" and "world" together in computer literature occurred earlier, in Kernighan's 1972 Tutorial Introduction to the Language B.

Guess that answers your question. :-)

I like the chain of your thoughts though. :-)

Meghna said...

Whoa! You actually dug this out!!

Aniket said...

Hehe... I love Useless Knowledge!!

Anonymous said...

U ppl r great. This is really impressive.