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Nor was he the first person to be remembered more as the name of his code than as himself.

I think this sentence's main idea is: he is not first person whose name of his code famous than himself. But why use as…as?

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    It's not "as ... as ...", it's "more as ... than as ...". They're totally different things. – hobbs Oct 14 '15 at 4:46
  • I think he missed the what the sentence structure really is, as well. – Nihilist_Frost Oct 14 '15 at 4:50
  • I got it wrong, I thought it‘s 'as ……as ……' . – 轩字语 Oct 14 '15 at 9:33
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Let me parse: (parts separated with pipes)

|Nor was he the first person *| to be remembered more | as the name of his code | than | as himself |*.

The structure is essentially:

to be remembered more as X than as Y

"as... as" isn't the structure. It is a comparative "X than Y" construction. The two "as" words link the remembered to X and Y.

That "than" is a comparative conjunction, to compare how well-remembered the name was in one aspect (as X), compared to another.

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