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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 997,266 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Tony Hoare is the 29th most popular computer scientist (up from 36th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Tony Hoare ranks 29 out of 201Before him are Alan Kay, John Backus, Ward Cunningham, Jef Raskin, Leonard Kleinrock, and Kevin Mitnick. After him are Ivan Sutherland, Barbara Liskov, J. C. R. Licklider, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Peter Naur, and Ken Kutaragi.

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Among people born in 1934, Tony Hoare ranks 108Before him are Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma, Garry Marshall, Howard Martin Temin, Leonard Kleinrock, Vladimir Posner, and Ornella Vanoni. After him are Ken Rosewall, Kisho Kurokawa, Fredric Jameson, Kenzo Ohashi, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, and Lucien Bianchi.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Tony Hoare ranks 6 out of 44Before him are Patanjali (-200), Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), and Anagarika Dharmapala (1864). After him are Jack Churchill (1906), Aryadeva (200), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), Gotabaya Rajapaksa (1949), William Chester Minor (1834), and Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945).


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