Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Niklaus Wirth
Born: February 15, 1934 in Winterthur, Switzerland
Computer related contributions
- 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
- ACM Turing Award (1994)
- Inducted as a Fellow of the ACM (1994)
"Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster." AKA "Wirth's law"
"Programming is usually taught by examples"