A group of folks on The C++ Source advisory board would like to put together a "Who's Who in C++" document. BillVenners suggested doing this via a wiki page, and then when it achieves a certain done-ness, turn it into an article for The C++ Source. I think that's a great idea and suggested this page as a start. -- WardCunninghamScottMeyers' recent Artima article "The Most Important C++ People... Ever" [http://www.artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_people.html] might be a good starting point. His five were:
MattAustern? worked closely with Stepanov at SGI, and the STL owes a very large debt to him as well. See also Matthew H. Austern, "Generic Programming and the STL: Using and Extending the C++ Standard Template Library". Addison-Wesley, 1999, hardcover, 608 p., ISBN 0-201-30956-4
The STL is so incredibly essential to (and fused with) modern C++ that I would insist that Stepanov should be one of the top 3, ahead even of Meyers and Alexandrescu. -- DougMerritt
Members of the team that created the C++StandardTemplateLibrary and the definitive book by the same name: Alexander A. Stepanov, Meng Lee, and David R. Musser.
Should RobertMurray be on the list?