Alexander Stepanov

One of the developers of the original AdaGenericLibrary? in 1985. He was asked to develop a similar library for C++ in 1987, but C++ didn't have templates at the time.

Father of the CeePlusPlus StandardTemplateLibrary (with MengLee?) and second only in C++ language-legal circles to BjarneStroustrup.

Collected works are available at:

Interesting interview at

"I think that object orientedness is almost as much of a hoax as Artificial Intelligence."
"Knuth taught me the answers. Dijkstra taught me the questions."

See Also: ObjectOrientationIsaHoax
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