Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Peter John Landin
Born: June 5, 1930, in Sheffield, England
Death: June 3, 2009 (Age: 78)
- British computer scientist who was the first to realize that the lambda calculus could be used to model a programming language.
- Active in the definition of the ALGOL programming language.
- Responsible for inventing the SECD machine, the first abstract process virtual machine ever defined.
- Invented the ISWIM programming language, defining the Landin off-side rule and for coining the term syntactic sugar.
- Getting rid of labels (2009).
- Calculations (2009).
- Rod Burstall: A Personal Note (2002).
- A Generalization of Jumps and Labels (1998).