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I. M. John W. Backus

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 00:18:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4601bcf9$0$324$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


mAsterdam wrote:
> Marshall wrote:

>> ...when did formal methods for describing programming languages >> really get started?

> Wikipedia mentions 1956 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chomsky_hierarchy )
> - and 1959 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backus-Naur_form ) ...

Sadly, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/20/business/20backus.html Received on Wed Mar 21 2007 - 18:18:14 CDT

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