[thelist] PHP Beginner

Jay Blanchard jay.blanchard at niicommunications.com
Tue Sep 23 13:12:55 CDT 2003

> > Does anyone know the creator or where "Hello World" came from?

> "Hello World" has its genesis in the first world-wide network, ham

Another interesting tidbit, but the claim about hello world cannot be

 n. [abbreviation, `Basic Combined Programming Language') A programming
language developed by Martin Richards in Cambridge in 1967. It is
remarkable for its rich syntax, small size of compiler (it can be run in
16k) and extreme portability. It reached break-even point at a very
early stage, and was the language in which the original {hello world}
program was written. It has been ported to so many different systems
that its creator confesses to having lost count. It has only one data
type (a machine word) which can be used as an integer, a character, a
floating point number, a pointer, or almost anything else, depending on
context. BCPL was a precursor of C, which inherited some of its

<tip type="PHP Errors">
Many developers scratch their heads when it comes to a lack of
information generated by a PHP error. In order to help during the
development process setting the error reporting directive will provide
loads of information for troubleshooting.

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