Walter Bright


Walter Bright

Walter Bright is a computer programmer known for being the designer of the D programming language. He was also the main developer of the first native C++ compiler, Zortech C++ (later to become Symantec C++, now Digital Mars C++). Before the C++ compiler he developed the Datalight C compiler, also sold as Zorland C and later Zortech C.

He is also known for Empire [ [http://www.classicempire.com/ EMPIRE, Wargame of the Century (tm) index ] ] , one of the first strategy computer games, written in 1971-1977 on a PDP-10.

Bright graduated from Caltech in 1979 with a BS in mechanical engineering.

References

External links

* [http://www.walterbright.com/ Walter Bright home page]
* [http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1744247671;fp;4194304;fpid;1 Computerworld Interview with Walter Bright on D Programming Language]


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