Re: The History of the ALGOL Effort

glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
15 Aug 2006 18:50:59 -0400

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From: glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 15 Aug 2006 18:50:59 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-08-082
Keywords: algol60, history, comment

HT de Beer wrote:


> this month I have completed my Master thesis in Computer Science and
> Engineering about the history of the ALGOL effort.


Any comments on ALGOL W? Does it fit into your history?


I have for a while been trying to track down the ALGOL W compiler
that Wirth wrote for S/360 some years ago at Stanford.


As far as I can tell, it is now lost, but I keep asking just in case.


-- glen
[Algol W was basically a tweaked version of Algol 60. I gather that
one faction wanted to do a minor upgrade of Algol 60, another faction
wanted to do something all new and wonderful, and the latter faction
won. -John]


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