Talk:Hello World

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Although I'm well aware of the "hello world" program, this feels rather too encyclopaedic and misplaced. 1. The common noun is "uncountable" and "attributive", which suggests it's really just a name being stuck onto "program", as I might say "Code Cracker program" or "Wikipedia Vandaliser program". 2. The proper noun, then, I must agree with, right? Well, no, because I don't think the titles of individual programs are dictionary material, even when it's a common sort of program. Opinions? Equinox 21:43, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

For what it's worth, google books:"the hello world of" suggests that it merits inclusion. —Rod (A. Smith) 21:56, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Wow, good find, even though most of them are in self-conscious "coinage" quotes. But since it's a separate sense (a sort of nerdy synonym for ABC, the fundamentals) it doesn't change my feeling about the invalidity of what we already have. Equinox 22:03, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Strong keep as noun or proper noun or both. I prefer just the proper noun. DAVilla 04:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I have now cleaned this up to my own satisfaction, and I brought it here, so kept and striking. Thanks for the input. Equinox 15:16, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


I believe this phrase originated with C. There's a section on it on Wikipedia: w:C_(programming_language)#.22Hello.2C_world.22_example. Should probably add this for the etymology.