February 15th

[edit] Niklaus E. Wirth

Today in 1934 is the birthday of Niklaus E. Wirth, creator of the Pascal programming language, which real programmer’s don’t use.

Here are some hello world programmers in a few of the computer languages created by Wirth:

[edit] Pascal

{Hello World in Pascal}
program HelloWorld(output);begin WriteLn('Hello World!'); end.

[edit] Oberon

(* Hello World in Oberon for standard operating systems *) MODULE HelloWorld; IMPORT Out; BEGIN Out.String("Hello World!"); Out.Ln; END HelloWorld;

[edit] Algol-60

'BEGIN' 'COMMENT' Hello World in Algol 60; OUTPUT(4,'(''('Hello World!')',/')')'' 'END'

[edit] Modula-2

(* Hello World in Modula-2 *) MODULE HelloWorld; FROM InOut IMPORT WriteString,WriteLn; BEGIN WriteString("Hello World!"); WriteLn; END HelloWorld.

Nicklaus Quote:  "Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way ('Ni-klows Wirt'), Americans invariably mangle it into 'Nick-les Worth'. This is to say that Europeans call by name, but Americans call me by value."

[edit] Eniac

1946 - ENIAC (for "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer"), the first general-purpose electronic computer, unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.

[edit] Kevin Mitnick

1995 - Hacking: Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with breaking into some of the United States' most "secure" computer systems.

[edit] YouTube

2005 - YouTube, a popular video-sharing website, is established.

(c) 2007, Jorge Monasterio

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