[clug] Re: Who's famous in the 80's and 2000's?

Paul C. Leopardi paul.leopardi at iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 12 21:13:20 GMT 2009

> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:46:16 +1100 (EST)
> From: "Michael Kenneth Simpson" <mksimpson at velocitynet.com.au>
>      The author of the seminal 'Structured Progamming' was Edsgar Dykstra.
>  Pascal was developed by Niklaus Wirth.  I think Algol actually
> predates the formal structured programming school, and I don't know
> any names associated with it off hand, except Algol-W, which was
> Wirth again.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALGOL
This brings up the names of John Backus and Peter Naur (eg. BNF 1950s)
Also Tony Hoare (eg. Quicksort 1960s, CSP 1980s) 

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