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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Edsger Dijkstra on Algol

Edsger W. Dijkstra on the influence of Algol-60:

In a short summary I could formulate as follows: through its merits ALGOL 60 has inspired a great number of people to make translators for it, through its defects it has induced a great number of people to think about the aims of a "Programming Language".

from the essay, Some Meditations on Advanced Programming.

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