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

helbig at mailbox.org helbig at mailbox.org
Thu Jan 11 20:21:42 AEST 2018

Hi Dave,

Am 11.01.2018 um 02:24 schrieb Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>:

> On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, Nemo wrote:
>> Certainly agree with your opinion of Hoare but did the "W" in ALGOLW not stand for Wirth?
> Dunno, but according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALGOL_W we have:
> ``ALGOL W is a programming language. It is based on a proposal for ALGOL X
>  by Niklaus Wirth and Tony Hoare as a successor to ALGOL 60 in IFIP
>  Working Group 2.1.''

As Hoare reported in his Turing Award Lecture "The Emperors Old Clothes"


Wirth soley designed Algol W based on proposals of a small group of which Hoare was a member. 


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