[FOM] Sorry, yet another historical question

Steve Stevenson steve at clemson.edu
Mon Apr 2 09:08:32 EDT 2012

Al Aho, John Hopcroft, and Jeff Ullman wrote one of the first books
using it. Check with them. Al Aho is at Columbia.

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 4:31 AM,  <T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> (i) Is there a decent historical article anywhere outlining the emergence of
> the idea of the *Abstract data Type* (aka ADT)? I would very much like to
> read one if there is! I have recently been having a conversation with a
> philosopher of mathematics who loses sleep over what he calls the *C{\ae}sar
> Problem* (If you don't know what it is, don't ask!) and it prompted the
> reflection that if he were introduced to the idea of an ADT he might be a
> happier and more productive man.

D. E. (Steve) Stevenson, Associate Professor
Director, Institute for Modeling and Simulation Applications.
Clemson University

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