Many people have contributed to developing and promoting the use of regular expressions since they were invented about half a century ago. Here's a short list of some of the most influential people behind the technology. I've written this up for two reasons:
- For people who've only gotten into the technology recently but are interested in some of the history and pioneers behind it.
- Since I fit the above description, I'm hoping readers will help fill me in on other people I've forgotten about or otherwise left out.
Source: Regex Legends: The People Behind the Magic, an article by Steven Levithan.