Saturday, November 04, 2006
'Hello World', the most overused cliche in the parlance of computer literature. Messers Kernighan and Ritchie (the guys who developed C language) unassumingly made printing 'hello world' to the screen, the first C program for everyone who ever read their book. Little did they know or expect, way back in the 1960s, that every other programming author would incorporate the catch phrase into instructional manuals time and again. In the past four years, I have acquired some insight into the constructs of several programming languages...but I'm still reeling from 'hello world'.