John Backus passes away...
ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:58:14 CDT 2007
Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> I am just old enough to have been paid to program in FORTRAN, but I'm
>> really glad I didn't have to do much of it. Besides lifting
>> programming out of its primordial foundations, John Backus gave us the
>> platform from which ADVENT sprang. No disrepect to Grace Hopper
>> intended, but can you imagine trying to write a text adventure in
> A REAL programmer can write a FORTRAN program in any language
Nope, real programmers write in binary.
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