Re: origin of "panic mode"

"Norman Worth" <>
16 May 2003 21:52:20 -0400

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From: "Norman Worth" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 May 2003 21:52:20 -0400
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Posted-Date: 16 May 2003 21:52:20 EDT

"J.H.Jongejan" <> wrote in message
> I found in Tremblay & Sorenson: panic mode (Graham and Rhodes, 1975).
> This is from the CACM, Vol.18, No.11, pp.639-650. It seems they
> described it (in 1973) first, and then implemented it in a compiler
> for a subset of Algol60.
> A still older text is Compiler Construction, editors Baure &
> Eickel,, Springer 1974,1976(2nd Ed). It mentions Graham and Rhodes,
> 1973: Conference record of ACM symposium on principles of programming
> languages, Boston.

I remember the NUALGOL compiler on the Univac 1108 had the
functionality but was much more polite about it. The diagostic was,

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