Tony Hoare

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Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony Hoare or C. A. R. Hoare) (born 11 January 1934) is a British computer scientist who has made foundational contributions to programming languages, algorithms, operating systems, formal verification, and concurrent computing. His work earned him the Turing Award, usually regarded as the highest distinction in computer science, in 1980. Hoare developed the sorting algorithm quicksort in 1959–1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tony Hoare has received more than 784,854 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Tony Hoare is the 36th most popular computer scientist, the 9th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Tony Hoare ranks 36 out of 205Before him are Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Frances E. Allen, Ivan Sutherland, Jef Raskin, and Don Norman. After him are Ken Kutaragi, Pierre Bézier, Jay Wright Forrester, Allen Newell, Charles Bachman, and Brian Kernighan.

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Among people born in 1934, Tony Hoare ranks 138Before him are Lucien Muller, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Garry Marshall, Harlan Ellison, Vladimir Posner, and Pierre Clastres. After him are Dionigi Tettamanzi, Jean Chrétien, Tatiana Samoilova, Viktor Gorbatko, Hank Aaron, and Lakhdar Brahimi.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Tony Hoare ranks 9 out of 39Before him are Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Aryadeva (200), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Jack Churchill (1906), St John Philby (1885), and William Chester Minor (1834). After him are Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Michael Ondaatje (1943), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), and J. R. Jayewardene (1906).


Among computer scientists born in Sri Lanka, Tony Hoare ranks 1