Barbara Liskov wins Turing Award

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Thu Jun 25 03:43:43 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:34 AM, Steven
D'Aprano<steven at> wrote:
> I haven't seen any links to this here: Barbara Liskov has won the Turing
> Award:
> [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

Erm, Wikipedia (which is generally excellent on programming topics)
seems to disagree with you.
"Influenced by	ABC, ALGOL 68,[1] C, Haskell, Icon, Lisp, Modula-3, Perl, Java"

Unless you mean it influenced Python indirectly by way of the
aforelisted languages...


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