X PixMap is an actively used application created in 1989. X PixMap (XPM) is an image file format used by the X Window System, created in 1989 by Daniel Dardailler and Colas Nahaboo working at Bull Research Center at Sophia Antipolis, France, and later enhanced by Arnaud Le Hors.It is intended primarily for creating icon pixmaps, and supports transparent pixels. Derived from the earlier XBM syntax, it is a plain text file in the XPM2 format or of a C programming language syntax, which can be included in a C program file.. Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • X PixMap ranks in the top 25% of languages
  • the X PixMap wikipedia page
  • X PixMap first appeared in 1989
  • file extensions for X PixMap include xpm and pm
  • See also: x-bitmap, c, ascii
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Example code from Linguist:

/* XPM */
static char * stick_unfocus_xpm[] = {
"20 17 20 1",
" 	c None",
".	c #EBEBEB",
"+	c #E9E9E9",
"@	c #E6E6E6",
"#	c #E5E5E5",
"$	c #E2E2E2",
"%	c #DFDFDF",
"&	c #DEDEDE",
"*	c #FEFEFE",
"=	c #C4C4C4",
"-	c #898989",
";	c #B7B7B7",
">	c #6A6A6A",
",	c #B9B9B9",
"'	c #E4E4E4",
")	c #686868",
"!	c #E0E0E0",
"~	c #666666",
"{	c #E8E8E8",
"]	c #E1E1E1",
"....................",
"....................",
".....+@#$%&%$#@+....",
"....+*********=&+...",
"....@*********-=#...",
"....#**;;;;;**>,'...",
"....$**;**;;**);$...",
"....%**;;;;;**>;&...",
"....&**;***;**>;&...",
"....&**;;;;;**>;&...",
"....!*********~;!...",
"....!*********>,&...",
"....@=->)>>>)>-=#...",
"....+&=,;;;;;,=&+...",
".....{]%%&&&&%@+....",
"....................",
"...................."};

Example code from Wikipedia:

P1
16 7
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Last updated February 18th, 2020

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