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History of Programming Languages

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

Editor: Richard L. Wexelblat

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 6 6 1 6 - 9

History of Programming Languages presents information pertinent to the technical aspects of the language design and creation. This book provides an understanding of the processes… Read more

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History of Programming Languages presents information pertinent to the technical aspects of the language design and creation. This book provides an understanding of the processes of language design as related to the environment in which languages are developed and the knowledge base available to the originators. Organized into 14 sections encompassing 77 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the programming techniques to use to help the system produce efficient programs. This text then discusses how to use parentheses to help the system identify identical subexpressions within an expression and thereby eliminate their duplicate calculation. Other chapters consider FORTRAN programming techniques needed to produce optimum object programs. This book discusses as well the developments leading to ALGOL 60. The final chapter presents the biography of Adin D. Falkoff. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students, practitioners, historians, statisticians, mathematicians, programmers, as well as computer scientists and specialists.