Niklaus Wirth died aged 89

The inventor of pascal programming language has sadly died at the age of 89


I took Pascal on cards in college. At the home of the “first automated electronic digital computer”. The Atanasoff-Berry computer.

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Wirth contributed a lot to structured programming.
Pascal was meant to be a teaching language.
One of the best ways to learn C programming, is to
learn Pascal first.

and the famous quotes
“Programming is usually taught by examples.”
“People seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication”

“Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way (‘Ni-klows Wirt’), Americans invariably mangle it into ‘Nick-les Worth’. This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value.”