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Submission + - RIP, John Backus.

rjh writes: "John Backus has died. During his epic career he developed FORTRAN, invented the BNF syntax for describing programming languages, pioneered functional programming — oh, and even picked up a Turing Award here and there. This ends a career that can only be described as legendary. See you around, John, and thanks for all the elegant hacks. We'll miss you."

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.