Programming in the mid-future

Reading Bruce Eckels thoughts on the future of computer programming made me think of a ‘teaser’ made by Anders Hejlsberg at a presentation when discussing the historic evolution of programming. It goes something like this:

This is what Hello World looks like in c#:

static void Main(string[] args)
Console.WriteLine("Hello world");

Do you remember what it looked like in Turbo Pascal? If you don’t, it would be something like this:

WriteLn('Hello World');

Any similarities 😉 Obviously Hejlsberg made a lot of good points about this, and a lot has happened the last 25 years, but this example still really amuses me 😀


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