Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Guy Lewis Steele Jr.
Born: October 2, 1954, in Missouri, USA
- Often referred to as "The Great Quux" American computer scientist who has played an important role in designing and documenting several computer programming languages.
- He joined the company Thinking Machines, where he helped to define and promote a parallel version of Lisp called *Lisp (Star Lisp).
- In 2005, began leading a team of researchers at Sun developing a new programming language named Fortress, a high-performance language designed to obsolete Fortran.
- The Java Language Specification (2005).
- The High Performance Fortran Handbook (1994).
- Common Lisp the Language (1984).
- C: A Reference Manual (1984).
- The Hacker's Dictionary (1982).
Honors and awards
- Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award (2005).
- Named a Sun Fellow (2003).
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002).
- Member of the National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America (2001).
- ACM Fellow (1994).
- ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1988).