Clarion in the “Hello World” Collection
Clarion is part of a massive huge list of Hello World programs.
There’s a lot of programs and languages (including human ones) in the list. It would seem we have a lot of ways to say the same thing. To make the same thing.
I wonder if there was a "Tower of Babel" for programming? Like did everyone get together one day, intent on building "The One" language? It might have gone something like this:
Mr. X – "Compiler is everything."
Mr. Y – "Un-Typed vars!"
Mrs. S – "Restrictive variable names."
Miss Y – "As we speak it!"
Suddenly the room erupts in a vicious nerd argument. As we know, these are the worst. Name calling and scratching and plotting revenge with a twenty-three sided dice.
Alas, due to hubris and other plant-sounding words, "The One" language was never built. To this day, it’s ruins can be seen scattered throughout the various "lesser" languages.