A program is portable to the extent that it can be easily moved to a new computing environment with much less effort than would be required to write it afresh.
William Stanley Brown
American gifted mathematician and physicist. Earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1961. Joined the Bell Labs Research Department and was a pioneer in the emerging fields of computer science and information systems. Developed ALTRAN, a FORTRAN extension providing rational algebra, around 1968. Continued to contribute to Bell Labs’ international planning program and its global information sharing community until his retirement in 1996.