And speaking of ALGOL

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Aug 12 08:24:05 CDT 2015

> On Aug 11, 2015, at 10:23 PM, Mark Kahrs <mark.kahrs at> wrote:
> I assure you Chuck, I do know the original B5500 ALGOL having written my
> first program on one.
> For those of you who might be interested, I sent a listing of the B6700
> ALGOL compiler source code to the CHM.

Did it end up online somewhere?  I did find a copy of the B6500 ESPOL compiler online recently.

> I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Burroughs extensions to ALGOL to
> optimise|ize the use of the native string instructions.

Did Algol come after the hardware?  I always thought of the hardware as having been customized for their Algol, but admittedly I don’t actually know which is chicken and which is egg.


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