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hello world

Last posted May 27, 2010 at 08:57AM EDT. Added May 24, 2010 at 10:28PM EDT
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not sure if this is already confirmed or not, but if not this might be the first meme ever.

im pretty sure everyone whos ever tried computer programming is familiar with the “hello world” program.

heres a wiki

May 24, 2010 at 10:28PM EDT

My teacher used this as a reference in my c++ class.

May 24, 2010 at 11:40PM EDT

I don’t think it is really a meme. It’s more of a testing convention

May 26, 2010 at 07:18AM EDT

I’m not sure that ‘Hello, world’ would qualify as a ‘meme’ although programmers have used tongue-in-cheek references to it as a joke/easter egg for a very long time. I think a case can be made for including the term ‘Hello, world’, although the program itself wouldn’t be considered the first meme.

A lot of people have accepted the idea of emoticons as the first internet meme, although the jury is still out on that one.

May 26, 2010 at 10:08AM EDT

Well its got to be popular over the internet, but a program is not on the internet, a program is on your computer.

Last edited May 27, 2010 at 06:24AM EDT
May 27, 2010 at 06:23AM EDT

i’m a programmer myself, I’m getting my degree in computer science in a few days. the “hello world” program is just a dummy application to test out any language or framework, or as a first exercise for rookies.

Last edited May 27, 2010 at 08:25AM EDT
May 27, 2010 at 08:25AM EDT

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