Bjaerne Stroustrup

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    Doesn't matter.
    Obviously it does because, as I read somewhere recently, he is "a professor and even chair without having a PhD".

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    Originally posted by LuckY
    Obviously it does because, as I read somewhere recently, he is "a professor and even chair without having a PhD".
    Ever heard of hype? He's got it because of who he his. Show me another person in that position without a PhD.

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    Originally posted by CompiledMonkey
    Ever heard of hype? He's got it because of who he his. Show me another person in that position without a PhD.

    Does everyone with a Phd have a legacy of the magnitude of Mr Stroustrup? Dont think so......millions of PhDs in the world...impressing your academical peers is one thing.....pioneering and developing something which can stand up to the rate of change that Computer Science has experienced in the last 20 years and then still find itself at the top is another

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    Does everyone with a Phd have a legacy of the magnitude of Mr Stroustrup? Dont think so......millions of PhDs in the world...impressing your academical peers is one thing.....pioneering and developing something which can stand up to the rate of change that Computer Science has experienced in the last 20 years and then still find itself at the top is another
    I don't disagree at all, but I still stand by my opinion.

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    You are totally falling back on your point. This is a joke. You ask why he is a professor, I tell you why, you tell me it doesn't matter, I tell you it does matter, you tell me okay it does matter but I should find another example... Very annoying.

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    Originally posted by LuckY
    You are totally falling back on your point. This is a joke. You ask why he is a professor, I tell you why, you tell me it doesn't matter, I tell you it does matter, you tell me okay it does matter but I should find another example... Very annoying.
    What the hell are you talking about? All you said was he's a professor because he created C++. I said doing that doesn't qualify him to be a college level professor, much less a chair. Plain and simple.

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    Originally posted by CompiledMonkey
    I don't disagree at all, but I still stand by my opinion.
    You are quite ridiculous. You are standing by your opinion? It's not an opinion; you are stating fact. You are saying he cannot be a professor (let alone chair) because he doesn't have a PhD, yet he is and he doesn't. That is not an opinion. You are stating factual lies.
    And you call his genious "hype"? Okay so then I suppose Einstein's little theory of relativity was just hype since he didn't graduate elementary school and didn't know how to tie his shoes, right?

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    I said doing that doesn't qualify him to be a college level professor
    No, you said: To be a full professor you need to have a PhD.

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    Could you take my words out of context any further?

    What I stated previously is the norm for professors. I also am saying he shouldn't be a professor just because he created C++. Is that clear enough for you?

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    in this book im reading called "go to", it says that he does have a PhD from stanford or cambridge. one of those two.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    they have a whole chapter on everything he did..including detailed stuff on how he created c++ using simula concepts and all that jazz. good book.

    and then another full chapter on simonyi (who created the hungarian notation because well...he was hungaian), and how he created bravo at xerox PARC and then partered with bill gates and they created word which was based on bravo.
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    I'm probably going to get practically raped for asking this. but in my young years and limited knowledge I have no clue who he is..So...Who is he?
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    he practically created c++

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    Well - he basically did. He developed and standardized the language, with some help, of course.
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    Originally posted by the Wookie
    in this book im reading called "go to", it says that he does have a PhD from stanford or cambridge. one of those two.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    they have a whole chapter on everything he did..including detailed stuff on how he created c++ using simula concepts and all that jazz. good book.

    and then another full chapter on simonyi (who created the hungarian notation because well...he was hungaian), and how he created bravo at xerox PARC and then partered with bill gates and they created word which was based on bravo.
    That makes a lot more sense. Thank you.

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    If you'd bothered to read his web page, you'd have noticed quite quickly that he earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge in '79.
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