Compiling routines

@inproceedings{Ridgway1952CompilingR,
  title={Compiling routines},
  author={Richard K. Ridgway},
  booktitle={ACM '52},
  year={1952}
}
Since the advent of automatic computation, programmers have devoted much of their time and energy to looking up, adjusting, and transcribing material previously programmed. This has proved a most inefficient method of program preparation. Within the experience of the programming staff of Eckert-Mauchly, such manipulation and transcription has been a major source of programming errors. In an attempt to lighten the load on the programmer, and to eliminate such errors, members of the… 
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