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Who did create "hello world" for the beginners of programs?

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Ā»the tradition of using the phrase “Hello world!” as a test message was influenced by an example program in the book The C Programming Language. The example program from that book prints “hello, world” (without capital letters or exclamation mark), and was inherited from a 1974 Bell Laboratories internal memorandum by Brian Kernighan, Programming in C: A TutorialĀ«

psyla's avatar

Excellent answer, I was about to guess that it was Hello Kitty.

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