Guy Steele

Guy Lewis Steele, Jr.

Renowned wizard, inventor (with GeraldSussman) of the SchemeLanguage, editor of the original HackersDictionary (see JargonFile), designer of the Emacs keyset, first person to port TeX, author of CommonLispTheLanguage and co-author of the JavaLanguageSpecification, and other things too. Works at SunMicrosystems.

Some generally enjoyable links:

I'm aware of the above, but how is he a polymath? (I'm not arguing, I'm just curious; he's in the polymath list on SoftwareExpertsIpersonallyRespect) Well, there is TheGreatQuux's oeuvre. I don't think GuySteele would claim to be a "serious" humorist or writer though.


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