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'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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.