Barbara Liskov

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"Recall that the main idea is... implementations of the same abstraction can be substituted freely."

Barbara Liskov (born 1939-11-07 as Barbara Jane Huberman) is an American computer scientist who has made pioneering contributions to programming languages and distributed computing.

Quotes[edit]

  • Data abstractions provide the same benefits as procedures, but for data. Recall that the main idea is to separate what an abstraction is from how it is implemented so that implementations of the same abstraction can be substituted freely.

About Barbara Liskov[edit]

  • One of the 50 most important women in science
  • a key figure in the development of applications that run on distributed collections of computers

External links[edit]

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