ALTAC, FORTRAN, and compatibility

  title={ALTAC, FORTRAN, and compatibility},
  author={S. Rosen},
  • S. Rosen
  • Published 1961
  • Computer Science
  • One of the major aims in the development of universal or common problem-oriented languages has been to permit a user to make the transition from one computer to another without the necessity of a complete reprogramming job. The ALTAC compiler, compatible with FORTRAN II, has been used to implement such a transition from the IBM 704 to the PHILCO 2000 at a number of installations. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time that a compiler has assumed the major burden of transition from… CONTINUE READING


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