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The Hello World Collection

“Hello World” is the first program one usually writes when learning a new programming language. The first Hello World program appeared in chapter 1.1 of the first edition of  The C Programming Language, in 1978. Since then, Hello World has been implemented in just about every programming language on the planet.

The Hello World collection includes 428 Hello World programs in many more-or-less well known programming languages, plus 63 human languages.

Can you name the programming language based on its Hello World syntax? Take this quiz and let us know. (via)


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Reader's Comments

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    Kernighan’s 1972 Tutorial Introduction to the Language B had the first hello world program published in computer literature. That would be the program listed in the collection.