[TUHS] Happy birthday, Niklaus Wirth!

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Thu Feb 15 08:15:00 AEST 2018

the joke was extended on my Uni course to include "call by reference" but I
forget what it was. probably "hey! YOU"


On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 7:12 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 4:06 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> His name is pronounced "vurt" but he would accept "worth", and he joked
>> that you could call him by name or by value (you need to know ALGOL to
>> understand).
> ​The actual joke was Europeans called him by name(ni-klaus vurt) and
> Americans by value [nickel-less worth].​
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