Sofia Coppola. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

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Jean E Sammet: her most enduring legacy is the role she played in the creation and longevity of the computer programming language Cobol.

Jean E Sammet, an early software engineer and a designer of Cobol, a programming language that brought computing into the business mainstream, died on(...)