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Re: I. M. John W. Backus

From: paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:33:58 GMT
Message-ID: <GhjMh.48013$DN.21570@pd7urf2no>


mAsterdam wrote:
> 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

No idea how big what he did will turn out to be, but comparing it to the IT mumbo-jumbo that increases every day, he should go down as a worthy traveller.

p Received on Wed Mar 21 2007 - 18:33:58 CDT

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