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27983Re: APL @ 50 Event in Toronto

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  • dfnr2
    Nov 3, 2012
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      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Systems Glitch <systems.glitch@...> wrote:
      > He's also responsible for Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm, which plays an important part in modern network routing. The algorithm was published in the 50's and is still implemented in /senior level/ computer science courses nowadays.

      Also, perhaps the earliest denoucer of the GOTO statement (in high level languages); proponent of structured programming, likely contributing to the dominance of the Algol-derived progamming languages which predominate today's compiled program landscape; an early explorer of concurrent programming; and one of the most prolific computer enthusiasts and authors to date.

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