which is the best programmer in your mind ?

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    Originally posted by Eibro
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    second that

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    Tim Sweeney (Epic).
    John Carmack (Id).
    DJ Delorie (Delorie).

    I'm sure if more programmers had the access that Carmack had
    (as in getting cards/new versions of APIs months before their
    release), they'd be able to do some amazing things, too.

    As for worst professional programmer:

    Dan Gookin. I think that's his name. I don't like "C for Dummies."
    Staying away from General.

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    John Carmack

    He lives my fantasy life.

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    I'm sure if more programmers had the access that Carmack had
    (as in getting cards/new versions of APIs months before their
    release), they'd be able to do some amazing things, too.
    I'm with ethic here. I still think hes a damn fine programmer. Anyone whos seem some of what Doom III is bringing has got to bow to the man. Hes been an innovator in the gaming industry (specifically FPS) for years. He basically started to whole concept. Doom and Wolfenstein brought that genre into existance.
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    John Carmack. I think he's one of the few (maybe only)programmers who comes out with software that pushes the hardware community to catch up. And successfully too.

    I know I had to upgrade my PC countless times in order to play his games at decent framerates.
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    Hey, it's such strange that in C++ forum no one go Bjarne Stroustrup~ insteand of him John Carmack become new idol~ lol
    Never end on learning~

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    >Hey, it's such strange that in C++ forum no one go Bjarne Stroustrup
    Demi-Gods don't count.

    My vote would go to many, but Alexander Stepanov comes most readily to mind at the moment. I respect someone who can pick a project and stick with it for 20+ years.

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    At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what did stepanov do? A language?

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    >At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what did stepanov do? A language?
    He is attributed to the design and implementation of the C++ STL.

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    Michael Abrash, John Carmack and Herb Schildt

    and here i thought that herb schildt books where deemed by the people here to be awful

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    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Knuth. STL == totaly unreadable
    stuft. There are others such has Wirth, Steele, Stroustrup, Dennis Ritchie, Aho, Ullman, Alan kay, Sussman, and many more.

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    Originally posted by ZerOrDie
    and here i thought that herb schildt books where deemed by the people here to be awful
    The last one was sarcastic

    (mind you, he didnt do a bad job on Windows 98 Programming from the ground up......)

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    I got a top ten list for the best programmers:

    1. Ruski
    2. Ruski
    3. Ruski
    4. Ruski
    4. Ruski
    6. Ruski
    7. Ruski
    8. Ruski
    9. Ruski
    10. and.. Oh.. Ruski

    what does signature stand for?

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    Petzold gets my pick...

    As for gaming people - Sid Meier and Will Wright.

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