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in thread J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages).

I'd guess the first programming language that has something I'd call a virtual machine might be Forth.

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Re^3: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X
by tilly (Archbishop) on Oct 12, 2004 at 23:09 UTC
    Good guess, but LISP wins. Forth was invented in 1968. The first version of LISP is about a decade older.