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Gary Kildall

Gary Kildall was among the pioneers of the microcomputer revolution, only much less recognized.

When Tom mentioned him in CS167’s first lecture yesterday, I felt stupid to not know about his contributions outside of compilers area; the reason:

Time to get serious. #BTP

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That’s right, my undergrad project (BTech Project) was on Global Value Numbering and its foundational framework was laid out by Kildall.