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The names behind the languages

If we're going to continue to spill blood in these language wars, it's important that we all know who our generals are (and who our enemy generals are). Feel free to offer corrections or extensions to the list.

C - Dennis Ritchie

C++ - Bjarne Stroustrup

Forth - Charles H. Moore

Lisp - John McCarthy

Perl - Larry Wall
PHP - Rasmus Lerdorf

Python - Guido van Rossum

Ruby - Yukihiro Matsumoto

Tcl - John K. Ousterhout