Tuesday, March 20, 2007
John Backus, inventor of FORTRAN, has passed away at 82. Among other things, Backus was also the inventor of the BNF (Backus-Naur form) commonly used to express context-free grammars. A revolutionary thinker has passed from our midst.

The New York Times has an obituary here.

posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 4:12:13 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [0]

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