Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Niklaus Wirth
Born: February 15, 1934, in Winterthur, Switzerland
- Swiss computer scientist who is known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal.
- Pioneered several classic topics in Software engineering namely, ALGOL W, Euler, Modula, Modula-2, Oberon, Oberon-2, Oberon-07, and Oberon System.
- Theory and Techniques of Compiler Construction (1996).
- Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs (1975).
- PASCAL - User Manual and Report. (1974).
Honors and awards
Wirth's law: "Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster."
"Programming is usually taught by examples."