Hello World


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  • proper n. (noun) The title of a simple script or program designed to output the text 'Hello World' as a demonstration of the computer language or environment.
  • n. (noun) A simple first program for any purpose.



The ‘Hello World’ program was influenced by an example program in the book, The C Programming Language. This example program was inherited from a 1974 Bell Labs internal training guide, Programming in C: A Tutorial.