Stanley Gill

Sometime professor of computing at Imperial College, London; a former fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge; a past president of the British Computer Society; former trustee of IFIP; member of the Pilot ACE team who with Maurice Wilkes and David Wheeler developed the concepts of subroutines and subroutine libraries.



Campbell-Kelly, Martin, "Programming the Pilot ACE: Early Programming Activity at the National Physical Laboratory," Ann. Hist. Comp., Vol. 3, No. 2, 1981, p. 136.

Douglas, Sandy, "Some Memories of EDSAC I 1950-1952," Ann. Hist. Comp., Vol. 1, No. 2, 1980, pp. 98-99, 208.

Wilkes, M.V., "Early Programming Developments in Cambridge," in Metropolis, N., J. Howlett, and Gian-Carlo Rota, A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century, Academic Press, New York, 1980, pp. 497-501.

Significant Publications

Wilkes, M. V., D. J. Wheeler, and Stanley Gill, The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer, Addison-Wesley, New York, 1951.


Stan Gill was born March 26, 1926 and died in 1975. (MRW, 2012)

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