Donald Knuth

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Donald Knuth

(person)
Donald E. Knuth, the author of the TeX document formatting system, Metafont its font-design program and the 3 volume computer science "Bible" of algorithms, "The Art of Computer Programming".

Knuth suggested the name "Backus-Naur Form" and was also involved in the SOL simulation language, and developed the WEB literate programming system.

See also MIX, Turingol.
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Computer scientist Don Knuth realised that none of his incoming mail was any use back in 1990, and gave up using it there and then, having been one of email's earliest users from the mid-1970s.
We thank Don Knuth, Ian Munro, Vaughan Pratt, and Osamu Watanabe for discussions and references on Shellsort.
In a paper cited under "Further Reading," Don Knuth presents an empirical study of many aspects of Fortran programs, including their profiles.
"Put up a house on a creek near a waterfall," we say, and look at what each artisan does: The artist, Frank Lloyd Wright (or Don Knuth), designs Fallingwater, a building beautiful within its setting, comfortable as a dwelling, audacious in technique, and masterful in execution.
ABSTRACT DATA TYPES Last year's May and June columns introduced Don Knuth's vision of "Literate Programming" and his WEB system for building programs that are works of literature.