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The One Letter Programming Languages

The One Letter Programming Languages

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by Breck Yunits

July 16, 2022 — C and R are two famous programming languages whose name is a single letter. In an effort to retire this practice (😉), I've made an infographic to show that all the letters are taken.

Data used in this post:

title id appeared rank
A+ aplus 1988 876
B b 1969 242
C c 1972 2
D d 2001 48
E e 1997 229
F# f-sharp 2005 53
G labview 1986 92
H h-lang 2019 3232
I i 2012 2097
J j 1990 131
K k 1993 214
L l 2013 3404
M mumps 1966 96
N n 1990 3636
O o 1986 1952
P p 2013 786
Q q 2003 268
R r 1993 10
S s 1976 344
T t 1980 567
U u 2013 3307
V v 2019 161
W w 2019 3233
X x 2021 3124
Y y 1981 1344
Z z 2019 3105

I made the viz in Keynote and by hacking on this repo.

Analyze this data yourself in Ohayo

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