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John Backus - the Father of Fortran
Creating the first compiler went hand-in-hand with the task to creating the first high-level computer language. You can argue that this was Fortran or some other language, but the fact of the matter is that Fortran was the language that kickstarted the widespread use of computers. This is the story of how it happened.
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When I was first taught grammar it was Backus-Normal Form... Naur seem to have been added on a bit later.
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