Dick Grune

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Dick Grune
Known forCVS
Amsterdam Compiler Kit
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science

Dick Grune is a Dutch computer scientist and university lecturer best known for inventing and developing the first version of the Concurrent Versions System (CVS). Grune was involved in the construction of Algol 68 compilers in the 1970s and the Amsterdam Compiler Kit in the 1980s.

He also named gnome sort,[1] a sorting algorithm invented by Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, who originally published it under the name stupid sort.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Henri E. Bal and Dick Grune. Programming Language Essentials. Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-63179-2.
  • Dick Grune and Ceriel J. H. Jacobs. Parsing Techniques: A Practical Guide (Second Edition). Springer, 2008. ISBN 978-0-387-20248-8.
  • Dick Grune, Kees van Reeuwijk, Henri E. Bal, Ceriel J. H. Jacobs, and Koen G. Langendoen. Modern Compiler Design (Second Edition). John Wiley & Sons, 2010.


  1. ^ "Gnome Sort - The Simplest Sort Algorithm". Dickgrune.com. 2000-10-02. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ Sarbazi-Azad, Hamid (2 October 2000). "Stupid Sort: A new sorting algorithm" (PDF). Newsletter (599). Computing Science Department, Univ. of Glasgow: 4. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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