I have a question about the history of programming 1. The question about the origin of
bar was closed by a moderator, and an ex-moderator. There was also an upvoted comment by another user:
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the history of programming rather than programming itself
Where should I ask questions related to some interesting things about programming, but not about programming itself recommends that you ask this at Programmers but the same question has a historical lock because:
... it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site
I thought about asking this on History but the help centre doesn't seem to indicate that they would accept it:
If you have a question about:
- Historical events
- Cultures and historical practices
- Famous people
- Ancient Languages
- Factual current political history questions
Then you are in the right place.
Is there a site on the Stack Exchange network where it would be appropriate to ask about the history of programming or the reasons things2 are named as they are etc?
1. I don't but go along with it.
2. metasyntactic variables :-).