Object-Oriented Programming Pioneer Kristen Nygaard Dies

Kristen Nygaard, the computer science pioneer who is credited with Ole Johan-Dahl for the invention of inheritance, has died at age 75.

Nygaard's website contains an encyclopedia entry he wrote about their role in early object-oriented programming, along with a lot of other interesting material on programming, including a funny article about the object-oriented family tree.

"Ole-Johan Dahl and I are said to be the 'fathers' of SIMULA I and SIMULA 67 and thus of object-oriented programming," Nygaard wrote. "No 'mother' has been identified."

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