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David Wheeler, the Inventor of the "Wheeler Jump", Born

February 9, 1927

David Wheeler, the Inventor of the "Wheeler Jump", Born

David Wheeler, who in 1951 introduced the concept of the subroutine to computer programming, is born. He concentrated his work on assembly programming language and invoked the subroutine in his "Wheeler jump" technique. For this work Wheeler received the IEEE Computer Society Pioneer Award.