Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Paul H. Cress
Death: August 20, 2004 (Age: 65)
- Canadian computer scientist who led a team of programmers developing a fast FORTRAN programming language compiler called WATFOR (WATerloo FORtran), for the IBM System/360 family of computers.
- Structured FORTRAN with WATFIV-S (1980).
- FORTRAN IV with WATFOR and WATFIV (1970).
- Description of /360 WATFOR: a FORTRAN IV compiler (1968).
Honors and awards
- Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.