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Jun 16 2008   12:08PM GMT

Overheard: File “Mars Programming Language” under “D”

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

foo_bar.jpg “Great, just what I need. Another D in programming.”

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How did Mars get shortened to “D” instead of “M”?

According to the Digital Mars FAQ page:  “The original name was the Mars Programming Language. But my friends kept calling it D, and I found myself starting to call it D. The idea of D being a successor to C goes back at least as far as 1988.”

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