P. J. Plauger
|P. J. Plauger|
|Born||Phillip James Plauger
January 13, 1944
Petersburg, West Virginia
|Occupation||entrepreneur and writer|
|Notable works||"Child of All Ages"|
Phillip James Plauger (born January 13, 1944, Petersburg, West Virginia) is an author and entrepreneur. He has written and co-written articles and books about programming style, software tools, and the C programming language.
He founded Whitesmiths, the first company to sell a C compiler and Unix-like operating system (Idris). He has since been involved in C and C++ standardization and is now the president of Dinkumware. In January 2009 he became the convener of the ISO C++ standards committee, but in October 2009 he tendered his resignation after failing to pass a resolution to stop processing any new features in order to facilitate the promised shipping date for the C++0x standard.
Plauger wrote a science fiction short story, "Child of All Ages", first published in Analog in the March 1975 issue, whose protagonist was granted immortality before attaining puberty and finds that being a child who never grows up is far removed from an idyllic Peter Pan-like existence. The story was nominated for a Nebula Award in 1975 and a Hugo Award in 1976. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1975—notably beating John Varley for the award—and subsequently sold a story to The Last Dangerous Visions.
|Headquarters||Concord, Massachusetts, US|
|Key people||P. J. Plauger, Pete Becker|
|Products||Dinkum C++ library
Dinkum C++ Library Reference
Dinkum C Library Reference
Dinkum CoreX Library
They also provide libraries for Java and other tools, including "proofers" to test for library adherence to the standard.
- Spectroscopy in the Titanium Isotopes (1969)
- The Elements of Programming Style (1974, revised 1978) with Brian W. Kernighan
- Software Tools (1976) with Brian W. Kernighan
- Software Tools in Pascal (1981) with Brian W. Kernighan
- The Standard C Library (1992)
- Programming on Purpose, collected essays from the magazine Computer Language
- Volume I: Essays on Software Design (1992)
- Volume II: Essays on Software People (1993)
- Volume III: Essays on Software Technology (1993)
- The Draft Standard C++ Library (1995)
- Standard C: A Reference (1989, revised 1992, revised 1996) with Jim Brodie
- The C++ Standard Template Library (2001) with Alexander Stepanov, Meng Lee, and David R. Musser
- Personal website
- Dinkumware company website
- P. J. Plauger at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Plauger, Phillip James (1969). "Spectroscopy in the Titanium Isotopes". PhD Thesis. Michigan State University, Department of Physics. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
- Stefanus Du Toit, ISO/IEC C++ Standards Committee Paper N3003 (December 4, 2009). "Minutes of WG21 Meeting, October 19, 2009". pp. 10, 20–21. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
- comp.std.c++, George Ryan, Ville Voutilainen, Francis Glassborow, and Steve Clamage (October 25, 2009). "Plauger resigned as convener?". Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- Larry Constantine, "The Benefits of Visibility," Computer Language Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 2, February 1992. Reprinted in L. L. Constantine, The Peopleware Papers [Prentice Hall, 2001]
- Shannon Cochran (March 31, 2004). "Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award". Dr. Dobb's Journal.