Re: Languages from the 1950s

"Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:27:08 +0100

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From: "Derek M. Jones" <derek@_NOSPAM_knosof.co.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:27:08 +0100
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Anton,


> 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


I am after details.


The paper: "Early LISP History (1956 - 1959)"
is fully of interesting material.


There are Fortran manuals from 1957 and onwards.


As an aside: the ACM has made its papers freely available for three months:
dl.acm.org/


--
Derek M. Jones
blog:shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com
[The Knuth paper has a lot of details. Well worth the download. That
Lisp paper is here https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/800055.802047 -John]


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