Mostly wrong

Monday 25 May 2009

Jame Iry sums up the history of programming languages: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages. It’s hilarious and sort of true:

1964 - John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz create BASIC, an unstructured programming language for non-computer scientists.

1965 - Kemeny and Kurtz go to 1964.

Predictably, the comments include contributions of other “milestones”, and the usual debates over whether something is a “scripting language” or not.

Comments

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sage 11:54 PM on 29 May 2009

are other milestones scriting languages or not ?

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Paul 1:37 PM on 25 Apr 2015

Ha. 'Yukihiro "Mad Matz" Matsumoto creates Ruby ... language is later renamed Ruby on Rails"

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