Top Forums Programming Exact meaning of the "world" in "hello world" Post 302611533 by Eugene Muzychen on Friday 23rd of March 2012 03:26:08 AM
Question Exact meaning of the "world" in "hello world"

Hello!

I have a question to native English-speaking people. In the popular program's "hello world" greeting, what meaning the "world" has: "all", "everybody", "people", "friends" or "whole world", "planet", "Earth", "Universe"?

In other words, to whom this greeting is addressed: to the people capable to see program's output, or to the whole world or whole Universe?

Here in Russia, "hello world" is usually translated as "привет, мир" that means the "hello whole world", "hello Universe" or "hello planet". I'm afraid that the correct meaning should be like "hello all", "hello everybody", "hello people" or similar.

I tried to search in dictonaries but "hello world" is so common phrase so it is not explained. I'm afraid its meaning is trivial for every native English-speaking person. Smilie

Could somebody please explain?

Regards,
Eugene
 
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excamera - Viewing a 3d world from an arbitrary camera position. Allegro game programming library. SYNOPSIS
#include <allegro.h> Example excamera DESCRIPTION
This program demonstrates how to use the get_camera_matrix() function to view a 3d world from any position and angle. The example draws a checkered floor through a viewport region on the screen. You can use the keyboard to move around the camera or modify the size of the view- port. The keys that can be used with this example are displayed between brackets at the top of the screen. SEE ALSO
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