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I'm slightly bemused by this Wikipedia article that lists programming languages in chronological order.

According to the article, three of the five most recently released languages are C++, C, and Fortran

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline

Now, I get that it's referring to new *versions* of those languages released in the past year or two. But it's not like other languages haven't *also* released new versions/editions. So I'm still not sure what's up with the list.

@codesections I dunno, seems pretty clear that it's, eh, C++17, C18, and Fortran 2018...

...which seems to beg why they have these "big year-tagged new versions" instead of something more understated like

@max @codesections Backwards-incompatibility, and retaining historical naming systems.

@max @codesections but C# 8 and Swift 5 also came out this year. If it wants to list major releases, why are those missing?

(This seems fundamentally flawed.)

@codesections It lists K&R C in 1972, C90 in 1988-9, C99, C11, C18 in appropriate years.

Now, what's annoying is it only lists Scheme in 1975, not the R[1-7]RS since then.

@mdhughes

> It lists K&R C in 1972, C90 in 1988-9, C99, C11, C18 in appropriate years. Now, what's annoying is it only lists Scheme in 1975, not the R[1-7]RS since then.

Yeah, that's mostly what I'm getting at. It also doesn't list Rust 2018 (a major release) or JavaScript's ES6 (which, imo, basically transformed JS as a language).

There's probably some logic to it, but it escapes me at the level of effort I'm willing to invest on causal curiosity.

@codesections @mdhughes I don’t think there’s much logic beyond “whoever edited this page likes C++ and doesn’t care about JS”

@codesections Well, wikipedia is a bunch of kids role-playing as encyclopedia editors. So they know the stuff that's easy to find. If you want & know more, edit it yourself and then prepare for weeks or months of idiots vandalizing your changes.

@codesections
I do see the page seems it's fine to include language revisions for C,C++, Fortran, and such
But looks like Java have been over looked
(1.7 or just 7,1.8, 9, 10, 11, 13 etc. In recent times)

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