What’s the Oldest Program You Have That You Wrote?

by barce on April 2, 2008

The oldest piece of code I have that I wrote is a text-based poker program.

Here’s a screenshot:

Picture of a text-based poker game

I wrote it for my first college computer programming class in 1995.

To use the code on a unix machine:
tar zxvf Poker-1.0.tar.gz
cd poker-1.0
make
./poker

What’s the oldest program you have that you wrote?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Niki April 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Very cute…I don’t think I have any code I’ve written previous to college. It would be interesting to take a look at some of it though if I find it and see how far I’ve come.

Daniel R April 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm

The oldest program I still have)is a QBasic (does that count?) program that solves and plots Simultaneous Equations for my Algebra class.

I did it in 7th grade and I got it listed in a AOL QBasic Library.

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