- Europeans call him by name, Americans call him by value.
(a little play on words on his surname)
A software engineer and influential mind in the era of structured programming who invented the ProgrammingLanguages Algol-W, Pascal, Modula2, and Oberon.
Though he does not go to the extreme that ChuckMoore does, he favours simplicity in programming language design -- perhaps just a little too much for some programmers' comfort.
Pascal was conceived primarily as a teaching language and is probably the best known, as are its limitations. Modula2 was his attempt to overcome them and create a real systems ProgrammingLanguage. It is said that it would be everyone's favorite programming language if it only had one more feature, but no one agrees on what that feature should be.