Barbara Liskov wins Turing Award

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Thu Jun 25 09:34:24 CEST 2009


I haven't seen any links to this here: Barbara Liskov has won the Turing 
Award:

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/turing-liskov-0310.html/?


[quote]
Institute Professor Barbara Liskov has won the Association for Computing 
Machinery's A.M. Turing Award, one of the highest honors in science and 
engineering, for her pioneering work in the design of computer 
programming languages. Liskov's achievements underpin virtually every 
modern computing-related convenience in people's daily lives.
[end quote]

Liskov is well known for the "Liskov substitution principle". She also 
created the language CLU, one of the most important inspirations to 
Python, and coined the term "pass by object" (also known as "pass by 
object reference") to describe CLU's then novel argument passing 
behaviour. Such behaviour has since become a virtual standard for OO 
languages such as Python and Java.



-- 
Steven



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