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Programming Language People

Via Joe Grossberg, Chris Rathman’s collection of mugshots of the creators of a large number of important programming languages. There’s actually a surprisingly low beard quotient (although it’s nice to see Unix/C gurus Ken Thompson, Dennis M. Ritchie and Brian Kernigan all sport a decent amount of facial hair). On a related note, I recently came across 99 Bottles of Beer, a simple program implemented in 571 different languages. Fascinating stuff.

This is Programming Language People by Simon Willison, posted on 8th July 2003.

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