David Hanson (computer scientist)

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Not to be confused with David Heinemeier Hansson.

David R. Hanson is a Software Engineer who worked at Google until he retired in January 2012, working in programming languages, compilers, software tools, and programming environments. Before joining Google, he was with Microsoft Research, Princeton, University of Arizona, and Yale. He has written many journal and conference papers and two books: A Retargetable C Compiler: Design and Implementation (ISBN 0-8053-1670-1, with Chris Fraser), which describes lcc, a widely used compiler for Standard C, and C Interfaces and Implementations: Techniques for Creating Reusable Software (ISBN 0-201-49841-3).

Hanson is largely responsible for designing and implementing the "View as Slideshow" feature for PowerPoint attachments in Google's Gmail system.

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