Computer Languages History


Computer Languages Timeline

Below, you can see the preview of the Computer Languages History (click on the white zone to get a bigger image):

1954 1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2002 2003 2005
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There is only 50 languages listed in my chart, if you don't find "your" language, see The Language List of Bill Kinnersley (he has listed more than 2500 languages).

If you want to print this timeline, you can download one of the following files:

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with the EPS file, look here.

Here is the ChangeLog of this history.

If you have put this diagram on the wall of your office and have taken a photo of it, please send me a copy and I'll put it on this page. ;-)

Note : I have now a page where I explain how I build this chart.


O'REILLY has published a color version of The History of Programming Languages.


ABC :

Ada :
Algol :
AWK :
APL :
B :
Basic :
BCPL :
C :
C++ :
C# :
Caml :
CLU :
COBOL :
CORAL :
CPL :
Delphi :
Eiffel :
Flow-Matic :
Forth :
Fortran :
Haskell :
Icon :
J :
Java :
JavaScript :
Lisp :
Mainsail :
M (MUMPS) : ML :
Modula :
Oberon :
Objective-C :
Pascal :
Perl :
PHP :
PL/I :
Plankalkül :
PostScript :
Prolog :
Python :
Rexx :
Ruby :
Sail :
Sather :
Scheme :
Self :
Sh :
Simula :
Smalltalk :
Snobol :
Tcl/Tk :


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Last update : june 26, 2006
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