Re: Languages from the 1950s

Philipp Klaus Krause <pkk@spth.de>
Wed, 1 Apr 2020 17:49:23 +0200

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From: Philipp Klaus Krause <pkk@spth.de>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2020 17:49:23 +0200
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Am 30.03.20 um 16:16 schrieb Derek M. Jones:
> All,
>
> I looking for manuals for languages from the 1950s,
> the earlier the better.
>
> There were lots of languages around (we just don't know much
> about them today):
> http://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2017/05/21/evidence-for-28-possible-compilers-in-1957/


Slightly outside your time range: Plankalkül, a high-level language
developed 1942-1946, first implemented in 1975.


However, Konrad Zuse, "Über den Allgemeinen Plankalkül als Mittel zur
Formulierung schematisch-kombinativer Aufgaben", Archiv der Mathematik
volume 1, pages 441-449 (1948) is not in ACM, and Springer didn't make
their stuff freely available yet, but there is Sci-Hub, and there is
later documentation also.


Philipp
[The Knuth paper has 7 pages on Plankalkül, including a sample program.
Here's a cleaner copy at bitsavers:
http://bitsavers.org/pdf/stanford/cs_techReports/STAN-CS-76-562_EarlyDevelPgmgLang_Aug76.pdf
-John]


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