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Kristen Nygaard dead at 75

2002-08-12 00:55:46+00 by topspin 6 comments

Kristen Nygaard, who apparently invented/discovered inheritance in programming [according to some guy named Stroustrup ], has died at 75.

Though I don't understand inheritance, nor objects, nor subtypes, nor much beyond an if.. then statement, I suspect Mr Nygaard was probably a damn good lunch conversationalist as well as a programming pioneer.

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#Comment made: 2002-08-12 02:27:25+00 by: Diane Reese

And for completeness, we ought to also mention that Edsger Dijkstra died this past week as well.

#Comment made: 2002-08-12 14:09:04+00 by: Dan Lyke

Omitting obituaries considered harmful? [grin]

#Comment made: 2002-08-12 16:29:23+00 by: ebradway

He and his wife had a fondness for exploring state and national parks in their Volkswagen bus, dubbed the Touring Machine

I follow in the footsteps of geniuses...

#Comment made: 2002-08-12 16:34:47+00 by: other_todd

"Omitting obituaries considered harmful." Dan, that was way geeky.

#Comment made: 2002-08-13 13:57:39+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

#Comment made: 2002-08-13 14:01:21+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]