Re: Algol 60 compiler(s) (RKRayhawk)
6 Oct 2003 21:31:23 -0400

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From: (RKRayhawk)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 6 Oct 2003 21:31:23 -0400
Organization: AOL
References: 03-09-125
Keywords: algol60
Posted-Date: 06 Oct 2003 21:31:23 EDT

"Katwijk, Jan van" J.vanKatwijk@EWI.TUDelft.NL
Date: 9/30/03 10:55 PM EST

Describing work with a newly developed Algol 60 translator states,

One of the things I am missing is example programs (non-trivial ones).
All standard examples. man or boy, jenssens device etc work.


There is a chance that the NUMAL Algol material is in machine readable
form. It is not obvious.


Work surpervised by H.T. Lau translated the Algol into C.

There is a book

"A numerical library in C for scientists and engineers", by H. T. Lau,
CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1995, xviii+795 pp., 26 cm, $69.95 with

I do not know if the diskette has anything besides the newer language
codes. But the cited web page indicates a grant of permissions to
Harvard University for inclusion of the NUMAL library manual on a
CDROM (possibly there are distinct senses of the CDROM).

At anyrate, a check with Harvard for any machine readable matter may
be fruitful, even if the Algol stuff is not currently distributed
routinely. The grant of permission from The Stichting Mathematisch
Centrum at Amsterdam looks like they would like for you to be able to
get to it as long as proper credits are maintained.

NUMAL, for the sake of clarity, has expanded beyond the original set
of algorithms.

Best Wishes,
Bob Rayhawk
[Also see the ACM Collected Algorithms at Many
of the early ones are in Algol 60. -John]

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