Great Programmers?

Who do you think of when someone says, "great programmers"? Guy Steele, Brian Kernighan, Erich Gamma, and Anders Hejlsberg come to mind, but who else? Whose code do you think is particularly worth emulating?

(Yes, I have an ulterior motive for asking... stay tuned... ;-)

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
I have had to disable comments on this blog. Please email me if you'd like to get in touch.