Report on the algorithmic language ALGOL 60

@article{Backus1960ReportOT,
  title={Report on the algorithmic language ALGOL 60},
  author={John Warner Backus and Friedrich L. Bauer and Julien Green and C. Katz and John McCarthy and Alan J. Perlis and Heinz Rutishauser and Klaus Samelson and Bernard Vauquois and Joseph Henry Wegstein and Adriaan van Wijngaarden and Michael Woodger},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1960},
  volume={3},
  pages={299-314}
}
After the publication of a preliminary report on the algorithmic language ALGOL,!' 2 as prepared at a conference in Zurich in 1958, much interest in the ALGOL language developed. As a result of an informal meeting held at Mainz in November 1958, about forty interested persons from several European countries held an ALGOL implementation conference in Copenhagen in February 1959. A "hardware group" was formed for working cooperatively right down to the level of the paper tape code. This… Expand
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