[hello, world] hello, world

Many of us begin learning a new programming language by writing a program that prints the phrase hello, world followed by a newline to the standard output stream.


hello, world -- as presented in "A Tutorial Introduction to the Language B" by Brian Kernighan. The following is a quote from Dennis Ritchie (circa 1997): "A final note of possible historical interest or amusement: so far as Brian and I can remember, the Tutorial contains the first instance of a hello, world program."

Copy/paste from the B tutorial...

    a "hello"; b "world'*;

Variable a gets assigned the string "hello" and variable gets assigned the string "world".

hello, world -- an article by Rob Pike and Ken Thompson discussing how and why Plan 9 from Bell Labs was converted from ASCII to an ASCII-compatible variant of the Unicode Standard.

I did a lot of searching for an audio clip that plays the phrase hello, world but was unable to find one; consequently, I rolled my own. If you hear someone saying hello, world when you visit this webpage, then that's me.