Larry Tesler

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
Lawrence (Larry) Gordon Tesler

Name: Lawrence Gordon Tesler

Born: April 24, 1945

Death: February 16, 2020 (Age: 74)

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist and inventor of copy and paste.
  • Key interest is in human–computer interaction.
  • Co-created the functional programming language Compel, an early single assignment language that was used to introduce programming concepts to beginners.
  • One of the first to implement Copy and paste in 1973-1976 while working on Gypsy for Xerox PARC.
  • Worked on the Lisa team at Apple in the 1980s.

Significant publications

  • A language design for concurrent processes (1968).