New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth 
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 New Book: The School of Niklaus Wirth

The School of Niklaus Wirth: The Art of Simplicity
Edited by Laszlo Boeszoermenyi, Jurg Gutknecht, and Gustav Pomberger

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, October 2000

Niklaus Wirth is one of the great pioneers of computer technology and
winner of the ACM's A.M. Turing Award, the most prestigious award in
computer science. he has made substantial contributions to the
development of programming languages, compiler construction, programming
methodology, and hardware design. While working at ERH Zurich, he
developed the languages Pascal and Modula-2. He also designed an early
high performance workstation, the Personal Computer Lilith, and most
recently the language and operating system Oberon.

While Wirth has often been praised for his excellent work as a language
designer and engineer, he is also an outstanding educator - something
for which he is not as well known. This book brings together prominent
computer scientists to describe Wirth's contributions to education. With
the exception of some of his colleagues such as Professors Dijkstra,
Hoare, and Rechenberg, all of the contributors to this book are students
of Wirth. The essays provide a wide range of contemporary views on
modern programming practice and also illuminate the one persistent and
pervasive quality found in all his work: his unequivocal demand for
simple solutions. The authors and editors hope to pass on their
enthusiasm for simple engineering solutions along with their feeling for
a man to whom they are all so indebted.

Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
San Francisco, California

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Wed, 16 Apr 2003 01:54:05 GMT  
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