Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Christopher Strachey
Born: November 16, 1916 in Hampstead, England
Death: May 18, 1975 (Age: 59)
Computer related contributions
- British computer scientist known for CPL, denotational semantics, Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages.
- Developed the Combined Programming Language (CPL).
- His influential set of lecture notes Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages formalized the distinction between L- and R- values (as seen in the C programming language).
- Coined the term currying, although he did not invent the underlying concept.
- Instrumental in the design of the Ferranti PEGASUS computer.
- Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages. Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation.
- Time sharing in large, fast computers. IFIP Congress (1959).