|Re: Empirical data: assembly source vs. HLL source. darcy@moa.CS.Berkeley.EDU (1999-07-14)|
|Re: great improvement over its successors rawcswi@my-Deja.com (M Raw) (1999-07-21)|
|From:||"M Raw" <rawcswi@my-Deja.com>|
|Date:||21 Jul 1999 00:16:05 -0400|
darcy@moa.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Joseph D. Darcy) wrote:
> C. A. Hoare published this pithy comment about ALGOL 60, "Here is a
> language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement
> on its predecessors, but also on on nearly all its successors."
> Unfortunately, I don't have an exact citation handy; the paper was
> reprinted in at least one edition of "Programming Languages A Grand
> Tour." This series of books are compilations of programming language
> papers and language specifications judged noteworthy.
"Hints on Programming Language Design" appeared in a collection
of Hoare's essays but is also available on the web at
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