Hopper and Backus (was Re: @property simultaneous setter and getter)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 21 22:42:33 CET 2013


On 12/21/2013 11:59 AM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On 21 Dec 2013 11:31:22 GMT, Steven D'Aprano

>> I don't know. What is it? I'm sure your code is the most fabulous,
>> awesome and brilliant thing since Grace Hopper came up with FORmula
>> TRANslation back in the 1950s,

> As I recall, Grace Hopper was involved in COmmon Business Oriented
> Language.

Yes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_hopper

Somehow, I had the same impression as Steven.

 > FORTRAN credit goes to John Backus (the B in BNF notation)

He assembled and directed the team (at IBM, it appears).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Backus

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Terry Jan Reedy




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