Barbara Liskov wins Turing Award
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
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.
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.
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