An Interview with Niklaus Emil Wirth, Part 3

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In part 3 of this interview with CN board member Christian Timmerer, Wirth and Klagenfurt University professor Laszlo Böszörmenyi discuss whether universities should still teach compilers and share some words of wisdom for students and programmers. Niklaus Emil Wirth is a Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering. In 1984, he won the Turing Award for his innovative work. Computing Now board member Christian Timmerer interviewed Wirth in January about his career and experiences.

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  • April 2, 2010

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