Monday, 11 November 2013


I don't subscribe to the opinion, incidentally, that the purpose of a Hello World program is to illustrate the character of a programming language.  No, the point of Hello World is to remove as far as possible any foibles or characteristics peculiar to the language so that you can focus on understanding your development process irrespective of what you are developing.  Can I create a source, compile it, link it, load it, run it and find where the output went?  It's a kind of tracer bullet for your tool set, a barium meal for your development environment.

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