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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2010 vol. 32)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 58-68
David Nofre , University of Amsterdam
ABSTRACT
<p>Current views on the programming language Algol assume its European origins. However, the inability to exchange information between computers affected both sides of the Atlantic. Whereas Algol promoters sought to create one universal programming language, other approaches sought to preserve a variety of languages and create a general translation system. Therefore, the polarity was not between programming languages, but uniformity versus diversity.</p>
INDEX TERMS
history of software, programming languages, universal language, Algol, history of computing
CITATION
David Nofre, "Unraveling Algol: US, Europe, and the Creation of a Programming Language", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 32, no. , pp. 58-68, April-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2010.4
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