William Wulf

American computer scientist

William Allan Wulf (born 8 December 1939) is a computer scientist notable for his work in programming languages and compilers.


  • More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.
    • "A Case Against the GOTO," Proceedings of the 25th National ACM Conference, August 1972, pp. 791-97.

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