Help, this is driving me mad!

The Pragmatic Programmers have just started publishing an online magazine: PragPub. Among other things, it contains a quiz which in this issue tests your knowledge of programming languages.

I consider myself a bit of a languages geek, so I thought that I'd have no trouble with it. But it's driving me mad!

The quiz consists of little snippets of code in different languages. The first letters of each language then spell out the name of another language.

I can get 5 of the 6, but one of them has me completely stumped. Even though I'm 99% sure what letter it's name must start with.

I'll not say any more here (don't want to spoil the fun for anyone who wants to try it out for themselves :-) But if you want to see what has me stumped I've posted an article on my blog (contains spoilers).

Thanks in advance to anyone who can put me out of my misery!

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Clue: 3339....

Clue: 3339....


Looks nice, but is it on-topic?

A quiz about programming

A quiz about programming language - sounds on topic to me.


My post was supposed to be a clue as well. Mind explaining yours? With the baseball bat subtlety of responses he's recieved to his blog, there's little danger of giving anything away.

Dipping in the Archives

Notes that since it is Caturday, the last PL on the quiz makes it automatically on topic.

Oops, sorry about that. I

Oops, sorry about that. I should have noticed...

Mine refers to the LtU message number of the post about that language (in the classic archive).


In the classic archives...

Yep, the link is something

Yep, the link is something like

Thanks everyone - my misery

Thanks everyone - my misery is now truly put to bed :-)