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Niklaus Wirth, or the Importance of Being Simple

A Renaissance Man of computer science

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Bertrand Meyer

I am still in shock from the unexpected death of Niklaus Wirth eight days ago. If you allow a personal note (not the last one in this article): January 11, two days from now, was inscribed in my mind as the date of the next time he was coming to my home for dinner. Now it is the date set for his funeral.