Here is the list of 140 people who created a language(s) or other thing(s) I am tracking.

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name languages count
Niklaus Wirth ebnf modula-2 modula oberon pascal 5
Ken Thompson b go unix utf-8 4
Rob Pike go limbo utf-8 3
Dennis Ritchie b c unix 3
John Backus algol-60 fortran red-lang 3
Tom Preston-Werner semver toml 2
Arthur Whitney k q 2
Douglas Crockford json tilton 2
Alan Kay etoys flex-lang 2
Anders Hejlsberg csharp typescript 2
Christopher Diggins cat heron-lang 2
Bill McKeeman c-flat mckeeman-form 2
Paul Graham arc bel 2
Kenneth E. Iverson apl j 2
John McCarthy algol-60 lisp 2
David H. Munro yorick 1
Stephen Wolfram wolfram 1
Tim Berners-Lee url 1
David Madore unlambda 1
Joe Ossanna unix 1
Douglas McIlroy unix 1
Brian Kernighan unix 1
John Ousterhout tcl 1
Chris Lattner swift 1
Andrew McKinlay suneido 1
Alberto Demichelis squirrel 1
Herman Venter slim-pl 1
David Ungar self 1
Thomas Mertes seed7 1
Lee E. McMahon sed 1
Hampton Catlin scss 1
David Cournapeau scikit-learn 1
Martin Odersky scala 1
Steve Omohundro sather 1
Graydon Hoare rust 1
Yukihiro Matsumoto ruby 1
Mahmoud Fayed ring 1
Steve Crocker rfc 1
Mike Cowlishaw rexx 1
Nenad Rakocevic red 1
Carl Sassenrath rebol 1
Ross Ihaka r 1
Guido van Rossum python 1
Albert Gräf pure 1
Diarmuid Pigott protium 1
Alain Colmerauer prolog 1
Martin F. Johansen progsbase 1
Jeffrey Snover powershell 1
Konrad Zuse plankalkul 1
Fredrik Hübinette pike 1
Rasmus Lerdorf php 1
Larry Wall perl 1
Philip Hazel pcre 1
Edward Marco Baringer parenscript 1
Manuel Odendahl parenscript 1
Gert Smolka oz 1
Jurgen A. Doornik ox 1
Tim Sheard omega 1
Xavier Leroy ocaml 1
Brad Cox objective-c 1
Simon C. Nash object-rexx 1
Travis Oliphant numpy 1
Andreas Rumpf nim 1
Neil Pappalardo mumps 1
Robin Milner ml 1
Ned Freed mime 1
Nathaniel Borenstein mime 1
Zoltan Somogyi mercury 1
Corey Montella mech-lang 1
John D. Hunter matplotlib 1
Jon Whitehead maraca-lang 1
Roberto Ierusalimschy lua 1
Lars Pensjö lpc 1
P. J. Plauger lil 1
Alexis Sellier less 1
Kyle Jessup lasso 1
Yair Chuchem lamdu-editor 1
Eyal Lotem lamdu-editor 1
Andrey Breslav kotlin 1
Daan Leijen koka 1
David Broderick kayia 1
Brendan Eich javascript 1
James Gosling java 1
Roger Hui j 1
Ola Bini ioke 1
Edwin Brady idris 1
David Stern idl 1
Ralph Griswold icon 1
Raymond Lorie ibm-gml 1
Edward Mosher ibm-gml 1
Charles Goldfarb ibm-gml 1
Egil Möller i-expressions 1
Dan Winkler hypertalk 1
Terry A. Davis holyc 1
Ivan Reese hilltop-lang 1
James Strachan groovy 1
Robert Griesemer go 1
Marc Schellens gdl 1
Thiago Silva g-portugol 1
Charles H. Moore forth 1
Jean E. Sammet formac 1
Giancarlo Niccolai falcon 1
Richard Stallman emacs-lisp 1
Evan Czaplicki elm 1
Bertrand Meyer eiffel 1
Mark S. Miller e 1
Lars Bak dart 1
Doug Moen curv 1
Ary Borenszweig crystal 1
Joseph J. Allaire coldfusion 1
Jeremy Ashkenas coffeescript 1
Charles Esterbrook cobra 1
David Clark Rummler cms-2 1
Vincent Cecil Secades cms-2 1
Barbara Liskov clu 1
Rich Hickey clojure 1
Ge Wang chuck 1
Gavin King ceylon 1
Erik Svedäng carp 1
Kenton Varda capn-proto 1
Urban Müller brainfuck 1
Rodrigo B. De Oliveira boo 1
Edward de Jong beads-lang 1
Martin Richards bcpl 1
Dave Bayer bayer-expressions 1
Thomas E. Kurtz basic 1
John G. Kemeny basic 1
Robert Morris arc 1
Kathleen Booth arc-assembly 1
Michael Woodger algol-60 1
Joseph Henry Wegstein algol-60 1
Bernard Vauquois algol-60 1
Adriaan van Wijngaarden algol-60 1
Klaus Samelson algol-60 1
Heinz Rutishauser algol-60 1
Alan Perlis algol-60 1
Peter Naur algol-60 1
Charles Katz algol-60 1
Julien Green algol-60 1
Friedrich L. Bauer algol-60 1

Last updated January 15, 2020