A new approach to the functional design of a digital computer

  title={A new approach to the functional design of a digital computer},
  author={Robert S. Barton},
  booktitle={IRE-AIEE-ACM '61 (Western)},
  • R. Barton
  • Published in IRE-AIEE-ACM '61 (Western) 9 May 1961
  • Computer Science
The present methods of determining the functional design of computers are critically reviewed and a new approach proposed. This is illustrated by explaining, in abstracted form, part of the control organization of a new and different machine based, in part, on the ALGOL 60 language. The concepts of expression and procedure lead directly to use of a Polish string program. A new arrangement of control registers results, which provides for automatic allocation of temporary storage within… 

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