History of Programming Languages

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Richard L. Wexelblat
Academic Press, May 27, 2014 - Reference - 784 pages
History of Programming Languages presents information pertinent to the technical aspects of the language design and creation. This book provides an understanding of the processes of language design as related to the environment in which languages are developed and the knowledge base available to the originators.

Organized into 14 sections encompassing 77 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the programming techniques to use to help the system produce efficient programs. This text then discusses how to use parentheses to help the system identify identical subexpressions within an expression and thereby eliminate their duplicate calculation. Other chapters consider FORTRAN programming techniques needed to produce optimum object programs. This book discusses as well the developments leading to ALGOL 60. The final chapter presents the biography of Adin D. Falkoff.

This book is a valuable resource for graduate students, practitioners, historians, statisticians, mathematicians, programmers, as well as computer scientists and specialists.
 

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Contents

Session I The Opening Session
1
FORTRAN Session
25
ALGOL Session
75
LISP Session
173
COBOL Session
199
APT Session
279
JOVIAL Session
369
GPSS Session
403
BASIC Session
515
PLI Session
551
SNOBOL Session
601
APL Session
661
Appendixes
693
Afterword
747
Index
749
ACM MONOGRAPH SERIES
759

SIMULA Session
439
JOSS Session
495

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