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Our task is to, for each letter of the (English) alphabet, write a program that prints the alphabet, in a language whose name starts with that letter.

Input: none

Output:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

uppercase and trailing newline optional

Rules:

  • The scoring metric is the length of the programming language name, plus the length of the code. Hence, C will be assessed a "penalty" of 1, while GolfScript will be assessed a penalty of 10.
  • One language/implementation per answer. Multiple answers are encouraged.
  • If a programming language name's first letter is not an English letter, it should not be coerced into one. It will be treated as a separate letter (meaning less competition).
  • No answer will be accepted until every English letter has a solution.

Current rankings:

Tell me if I'm missing anybody.

Automatic leaderboard (experimental)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are we allowed to print junk to stderr? \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Apr 18 '11 at 22:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peter Taylor: Go nuts. To answer your question, yes, printing junk to stderr is fine (as long as stdout is correct). \$\endgroup\$ – Joey Adams Apr 18 '11 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is it OK to print the alphabet IN BIG LETTERS? \$\endgroup\$ – user8397947 Jun 21 '16 at 18:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Funge is distinct from Befunge. Surely my pedanticism will be rewarded on a site dedicated to feats of it! \$\endgroup\$ – tngreene Mar 23 '17 at 19:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is *0*5AB1E the same as *o*sabie :P? \$\endgroup\$ – Magic Octopus Urn Jun 6 '19 at 14:58

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ink, 26 bytes

Glad to hear that newer languages are allowed.

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

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Jelly, 2 bytes, score: 7

Jelly has a built-in.

Øa

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Pyth, 1 byte, score: 5

Pyth has a shorter built-in than Jelly.

G

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Canvas, 1 byte, score: 7

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CJam, 7 bytes, score: 11

Learnt this language just for solving this problem.

'{,'a,-

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Stax, 2 bytes, score: 6

Also, Stax has a built-in.

Va

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Pip, 1 byte, score: 4

z

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Gaia, 2 bytes, score: 6

₵a

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MathGolf, 1 byte, score: 9

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V (vim), 3 bytes, score: 4

¬az

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Japt, 2 bytes, score: 6

;C

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05AB1E, 1 byte, score: 7

A

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Wren, 58 bytes

The iteration method

System.printAll((97..122).map{|i|String.fromCodePoint(i)})

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Wren, 42 bytes

The boring method

System.print("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz")

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