Talk:Niklaus Wirth

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"Europeans tend to pronounce his name properly, as Nih-klaus Virt, while Americans usually mangle it into something like Nickles Worth. That is to say, Europeans call him by name while Americans call him by value."

That has to be the best programming joke I've ever heard. The links complete it. I laughed for a minute straight. I hope it's left in.


Hi, in den de:Niklaus Wirth an IP claimed Niklaus Wirth died today (June 12.) Can anybody confirm this, or did I do right when I reverted that "vandale"? --Wirthi 10:19, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Guess I was right in reverting the edit. I'm glad Mr. Wirth is still with us. --Wirthi 08:39, 14 June 2006 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure "Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler." was originally Einstein, and a couple of webpages seem to suggest that Wirth made this Einstein quote one of his mottos. -- 14:29, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

source of the quote?[edit]

Is the quote "C++ is an insult to the human brain" really wirth's? I can't find it in any search on the web.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:24, 11 May 2007 (UTC).

I took the liberty to remove it. 20:46, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Everything is software, but software is not everything.[edit]

 Hello everyone,in my opions,     

The abundance of powerful hardware seems to have made good software superfluous. Programming languages must be defined without reference to any interpreting mechanism, such as a computer. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 4 September 2008 (UTC)