[TUHS] In memoriam: John Backus

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Mar 17 11:02:39 AEST 2019

We lost computer pioneer John Backus on this day in 2007; amongst other things 
he gave us FORTRAN (yuck!) and BNF, which is ironic, really, because FORTRAN 
has no syntax to speak of.

-- Dave

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