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Best of BYTE: Programming Languages 1

In this selection of articles from BYTE, we hear what some of the most influential programming language designers of their day have to say about the languages they created.

  • A Better C?
    by Bjarne Stroustrup
    In this article, Bjarne Stroustrup describes C++, the superset of C he created.

  • The State of C
    by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie
    This is a short assessment of the current state of C by its creator, Dennis Ritchie, and by Ritchie's coauthor of The C Programming Language, Brian Kernighan.

  • BASIC At 25 Years of Age
    by Bill Gates
    Is the future of BASIC a universial macro language?

  • New Cultures from New Technologies
    by Seymour Papert
    In this article, Seymour Papert discusses how computers could be used in education. He created the language LOGO to allow young children to learn the rudiments of programming.

  • History and Goals of Modula-2
    by Niklaus Wirth
    In this article, Niklaus Wirth describes Modula-2, one of the languages he created.

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