The next 700 programming languages

@article{Landin1966TheN7,
  title={The next 700 programming languages},
  author={Peter J. Landin},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1966},
  volume={9},
  pages={157-166}
}
A family of unimplemented computing languages is described that is intended to span differences of application area by a unified framework. This framework dictates the rules about the uses of user-coined names, and the conventions about characterizing functional relationships. Within this framework the design of a specific language splits into two independent parts. One is the choice of written appearances of programs (or more generally, their physical representation). The other is the choice… CONTINUE READING
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