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Andrew Koenig [1]

Andrew R. Koenig,
an American computer scientist and musician. Until his retirement from AT&T in 2003, he was project editor of the ISO/ANSI standards committee for C++, and published a lot about design and programming issues in C++ [2] . As a musician, he is mostly self-taught and started playing the recorder as a child, picked up other instruments (guitar, gemshorn, voice, percussion) along the way, and studied music theory at Columbia University [3].


In 1970/71, while affiliated with Columbia, along with Steven M. Bellovin, Aron Eisenpress, and Ben Yalow, he co-authored the chess program CCCP, which competed at the ACM 1971, and was initially based on Hans Berliner's program J. Biit, which played one year before [4] [5] . Andrew Koenig on the individual roles of CCCP's programming team [6]:

I designed the overall structure of the program and coded much of the human interface. Steve wrote the tree searching and pruning routines, Ben did the move generation and evaluation routines, and Aron wrote the part of the human interface that made it possible to enter moves at a 2250 display with a light pen ...

Accelerated C++


Trollstigen in Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, Accelerated C++ [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Selected Publications

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