WATFOR—The University of Waterloo FORTRAN IV compiler

  title={WATFOR—The University of Waterloo FORTRAN IV compiler},
  author={Peter W. Shantz and R. A. German and J. G. Mitchell and R. S. K. Shirley and C. Robert Zarnke},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • Peter W. Shantz, R. A. German, +2 authors C. Robert Zarnke
  • Published 1967
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
  • WATFOR is an in-core, load-and-go compiler which has been implemented within the IBM 7040/44 operating system. FORTRAN IV was selected as the source language in order to achieve maximum language compatibility with other available compiling systems, in particular the IBM 7040/44 FORTRAN IV system. The principal advantage of the WATFOR compiler is that it translates FORTRAN IV programs at speeds of up to 100 statements per second. Since the compiler resides in core there is virtually no systems… CONTINUE READING