• Born year: 1957
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Walter Bright

Walter Bright is a computer programmer known for being the designer of the D programming language. He was also the main developer of the first C++ compiler that translated directly to object without going via C, Zortech C++ (later to become Symantec C++, now Digital Mars C++). Before the C++ compiler, he developed the Datalight C compiler, also sold as Zorland C and later Zortech C.He is also known for Empire, one of the first strategy computer games, written in 1971–1977 on a PDP-10.

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