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The Greatest Programmers Who Ever Lived

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The Greatest Programmers Who Ever Lived

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I've seen a few of these types of posts that rank the greatest programmers throughout history, and in many of these posts I often see a lot of comments that disagree more vehemently than your average programming post's comments.

So why not put it to a vote? Specifically, a ranking poll. Use the drag and drop interface below to rank your own list of of the greatest programmers of all time.  Take a screenshot.  Share it on Twitter.  And then wait for the results.

Here's a list of our programmers to choose from, complete with links to explain what makes them great.

 



You don't need to drag and rank them all, but I highly encourage it.


Are we missing a great programmer?  Tell us who you ranked using your "Other" option.

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