Re: PhD or books on history of individual languages

"Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 00:57:42 +0000

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From: "Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 00:57:42 +0000
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Steve,


>> I'm looking for PhD thesis or books covering the history of
>> popular, or once popular languages (not edited
>> collections of papers on different languages). ...
>
> There is ZPL from the University of Washington. See
>
> https://research.cs.washington.edu/zpl/home/index.html


There are umpteen thesis that describe the design of yet
another language.


On the whole, the creation of new languages is vanity research,
and it's been going on for a long time:
http://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2017/05/21/evidence-for-28-possible-compilers-in-1957/


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