'Hello world' is there any reason behind why programming languages uses that 2 words?

11/11/2019 4:42:24 PM

Bhim Kumar Wakhley

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Brian kernighan wrote the first "hello world" program in programming and others started using it


This was more relevant during the terminal and basic IDE days, mainly used to prove you got everything set up right before moving on to more complicated things


As in so much else: historical reasons... someone got started with it, others copied it. The first recorded occurrence of a “hello, world” program can be found in “A TUTORIAL INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE B” written in 1972 (chapter 7) https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/btut.pdf


Don’t get it twisted though, it could just aswell be “Yo, 2Pac”


Well "hello world" actually means that you know the basics of the programming language/script you are using to the world.


I guess for the same reasons that errors are called bugs. Someone used it once because their mechanical computer physically had a bug (dead moth) in it and it caught on so now everyone uses it.