[TUHS] Happy birthday, C.A.R. Hoare!

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Jan 11 18:05:03 AEST 2018


Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 January 2018 at 16:33, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> > Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare FRS FREng was born on this day in 1934; a
> > computer pioneer (one of the greats) he gave us things like the quicksort
> > algorithm and ALGOLW (a neat language).
>
> Certainly agree with your opinion of Hoare but did the "W" in ALGOLW
> not stand for Wirth?
>
> N.

Indeed it did. Wirth did AlgolW before he did Pascal.

Arnold


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