Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

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It's interesting how many good and useful things come about because of one person.

Often, this is something that could be produced by a group of people or by one exceptionally talented person, and in practice it may happen only if that person happens to be in the right place at the right time.

I thought about this while reading in the Wikipedia article "Standard Template Library" that The architecture of STL is largely the creation of one person, Alexander Stepanov.

And this seems to be the case a fair number of other times in computing/programming in general, as well.

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