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GNU Hello

example of GNU package

The GNU Hello package serves as an example of GNU package distribution and code. It also prints a nice greeting in a variety of languages.

The "Hello, world!" program is the classic beginner's programming task. The GNU version takes this a step further by processing its argument list to modify its behavior, by supporting internationalization, and by including a mail reader; it's a true demonstration of how to write programs that do these things.





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Leaders and contributors

Sami Kerola maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/hello
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hello.git
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/hello
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-hello
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/hello
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/hello
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/Hello
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/hello-traditional

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 May 2018.


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