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A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

May 11th, 2010 (10:26 am)
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If you’ve ever wondered what PHP stood for, wonder no more. Read “A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages” to discover the origins of  Programmable Hyperlinked Pasta among other well known historical programming languages. Kudos to the commenter who points out that Jacquard’s looms were in fact multi-threaded.

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Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Apple

Excellent! I agree though - lambda calculus is NOT sufficiently C-like.

I also need a better 'computing' icon...

Edited at 2010-05-11 10:53 am (UTC)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: May 11th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
2-Way Wrist iMac

I don't even know very much about programming languages, but I was still chuckling. Very good indeed.

Posted by: Andrew Patterson (qidane)
Posted at: May 12th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)

What no ALGOL, I expected no S-ALGOL but I thought ALGOL would make it in.

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