Re: Languages from the 1950s

anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at (Anton Ertl)
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:08:30 GMT

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From: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at (Anton Ertl)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:08:30 GMT
Organization: Institut fuer Computersprachen, Technische Universitaet Wien
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Posted-Date: 31 Mar 2020 13:38:26 EDT

"Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk> writes:
>All,
>
>I looking for manuals for languages from the 1950s,
>the earlier the better.


Not a manual, but "The Early Development of Programming Languages" by
Donald Knuth and Luis Trabb Pardo is a longish paper that provides a
nice overview, as well as lots of literature references. It is
reprinted in Knuth's "Selected Papers on Computer Languages".


- anton
--
M. Anton Ertl
anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/


[Good thought -- it's 90 pages of Knuthy goodness. You can find a
scan of a version released as a Stanford tech report at
https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA032123 -John]


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