Sunday, May 10, 2009

A brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong history of programming languages

This hilarious history of computer programming has been making the rounds. But the comments are as full of win as the post itself.

mx1 said...
VISIBLE "What about LOLCODE?!?!!"
May 8, 2009 12:25 PM
Sarah Newman said...
1999 - Dissatisfied with the lack of portability and abstraction in hardware design, a consortium of Electronic Design Automation companies create SystemC, allowing software engineers to design hardware and EDA companies to make lots of money selling separate compilers for CMOS and TTL based designs. Manufacturers later complain of reduced yields because of debug symbols not being stripped, increasing die sizes.
May 8, 2009 10:26 PM
1963 - Ken Iverson invents APL and bases its syntax on some gold tablets given to him by the angel Moroni.
May 8, 2009 5:34 PM

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