Richard P. Gabriel

American writer and academic

1949   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Stanford University, University of Illinois system, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
occupation: computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher
award received: ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM Fellow

Richard P. Gabriel (born 1949) is an American computer scientist known for his work in computing related to the programming language Lisp, and especially Common Lisp. His best known work was a 1990 essay "Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big", which introduced the phrase Worse is Better, and his set of benchmarks for Lisp, termed Gabriel Benchmarks, published in 1985 as Performance and evaluation of Lisp systems. These became a standard way to benchmark Lisp implementations.
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