Fortran designer dies at 82

John W. BackusJohn W. Backus, designer of the Fortran computer language just died at 82. The software developers from the oldies will remember this language that revolutionized scientific calculus and programming, even if it is now pushed back (not unused, but less used).

Some (even more exceptional) will remember his participation to language theory with the Backus-Naur Form.

Source: The New York Times, photo: IBM.

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