Bjarne Stroustrup

Scientist, Author

1950 –

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Who is Bjarne Stroustrup?

Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the creation and development of the widely used C++ programming language. He is currently Professor and holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University.

Famous Quotes:

  • "Legacy code" often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling.
  • There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses
  • C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.

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Born
Dec 30, 1950
Aarhus
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession
Education
  • Churchill College, Cambridge
  • University of Aarhus
  • University of Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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