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The internet: A ship lost at C

TURBU Tech – 34 years ago, Tony Hoare gave a very interesting, and somewhat prophetic, Turing Award lecture.  In case anyone’s not familiar with him, he’s one of the great pioneers of computer science.  Among other things, he invented Quicksort, and the CASE statement. He talks about his work on ALGOL compilers, and one of the things he said has been on my mind recently: In that design I adopted certain basic principles that I believe to be as valid today as they were back then.  The first principle was security: The principle that every syntactically incorrect program should be rejected by the ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2014-04-11 07:11


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