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Available Names for Programming Languages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131424D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

J. D. Grimes: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

There is really no need to invent new names for programming languages when some old ones can be reused. Below is a partial list. compiled over hundreds of seconds.

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This record contains textual material that is copyright ©; 1979 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact the IEEE Computer Society http://www.computer.org/ (714-821-8380) for copies of the complete work that was the source of this textual material and for all use beyond that as a record from the SPI Database.

Available Names for Programming Languages

There is really no need to invent new names for programming languages when some old ones can be reused. Below is a partial list. compiled over hundreds of seconds.

1. Avocado--This language looks hard to learn at first. and then turns to the pits.

2. Stapler -- Makes the same points over and over

3. Light Bulb Looked like a good idea at the time (used only at Ford).

4. String -- Failed due to a long, narrow manual.

5. Ink -- Designed for people who never modify their programs.

6. Telephone -- A message-based language. failed because it only worked with black terminals.

7. Fundamental -- Eventually became popular after it was renamed Basic.

8. Paperclip -- Best known for its one and-a-half loop construct.

9. Playboy -- A poor language but an outstanding manual; only the documentation survived.

10. Audio -- A language that was both listenable and speakable.

11. The Queen of Spades -- It had only 26 commands including the hearts.

12. Manager -- The programs continually fail to execute.

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