[TUHS] In memoriam: John Backus

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sun Mar 17 11:05:52 AEST 2019

Fortran is sort of yucky but as Clem has said, it continues to pay the bills.
That's some staying power.

I am with you that it is ironic that he gave us BNF as well.  One wonders
if he did that as a result of doing Fortran.

On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 12:02:39PM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> 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

Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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