Just Something Funny

I cam across this page today and it made me laugh :) With thanks to the GNU jokes archive.

How the way people code “Hello World” varies depending on their age and job:

High School/Jr. High

10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD"
20 END

First year in College

program Hello(input, output)
 begin
 writeln('Hello World')
 end.

Senior year in College

> (defun hello
 (print
 (cons 'Hello (list 'World))))

New professional

#include <stdio.h>
    
void main(void)
{
  char *message[] = {"Hello ", "World"};
  int i;
  for(i = 0; i < 2; ++i)
    printf("%s", message[i]);
    printf("\n");
}

Liquid error: Invalid id given: c++

System Administrator

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
main()
{
  char *tmp;
  int i=0;
      
  /* on y va bourin */
  tmp=(char *)malloc(1024*sizeof(char));
  while (tmp[i]="Hello Wolrd"[i++]);
      
  /* Ooopps y'a une infusion ! */
  i=(int)tmp[8];
  tmp[8]=tmp[9];
  tmp[9]=(char)i;
  printf("%s\n",tmp);
}

Apprentice Hacker

#!/usr/local/bin/perl
$msg="Hello, world.\n";
if ($#ARGV >= 0) {
  while(defined($arg=shift(@ARGV))) {
    $outfilename = $arg;
    open(FILE, ">" . $outfilename) || die "Can't write $arg: $!\n";
    print (FILE $msg);
    close(FILE) || die "Can't close $arg: $!\n";
  }
} else {
  print ($msg);
}
1;

Experienced Hacker

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#define S "Hello, World\n"
main(){exit(printf(S) == strlen(S) ? 0 : 1);}

Seasoned Hacker

     % cc -o a.out ~/src/misc/hw/hw.c
     % a.out
     Hello, world.

Guru Hacker

> % cat
 Hello, world.

New Manager (do you remember?)

10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD"
20 END

Middle Manager

mail -s "Hello, world." bob@b12
Bob, could you please write me a program that prints "Hello, world."?
I need it by tomorrow.
^D

Senior Manager

% zmail jim
I need a "Hello, world." program by this afternoon.

Chief Executive

% letter
letter: Command not found.
% mail
To: ^X ^F ^C
% help mail
help: Command not found.
% damn!
!: Event unrecognized
% logout

Research Scientist

PROGRAM HELLO
  PRINT *, 'Hello World'
  END

Older research Scientist

WRITE (6, 100)
  100 FORMAT (1H ,11HHELLO WORLD)
    CALL EXIT
    END
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