Arthur Whitney – A+ and K


With what appears to be a revamped kx systems web site, its curious to re-read Arthur Whitney’s A+ and K language journey.

Arthur Whitney is a Canadian computer scientist most notable for developing the APL-inspired programming languages A+ and K.[1] He also wrote the initial prototype of J, a terse and macro-heavy single page of code, in one afternoon, which then served as the model for J implementor Roger Hui, and was responsible for suggesting the rank operators in J.

He studied pure mathematics at graduate level at the University of Toronto (Canada) in the early 1980s.[3] He then worked at Stanford University (CaliforniaUSA). Currently he is the CEO and co-founder of Kx Systems.

~ by mdavey on January 7, 2013.

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