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Sun Aug 9 11:54:03 CDT 2015
On 08/09/2015 08:31 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Johnny Billquist
> > And one should not forget Algol.
> IIRC, Algol is mentioned in the paper I linked to. Of course, Algol's DNA is
> in pretty much every procedural language ever created since it was.
It seems everyone has forgotten JOVIAL (1959).
PL/I was remarkable for the fact that it's the language that nobody
involved with the language really wanted. I do remember a few stories
about that told to me by a fellow who worked on COMBTRAN and steadfastly
refused to be involved with said PL/I project.
A couple of years later, one of my compatriots was involved with coming
up with the ANSI standard for the thing. His view was not much
different that my other friend's.
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