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ALGOL W is a programming language. It was based on a proposal for ALGOL X by Niklaus Wirth and C. A. R. Hoare as a successor to ALGOL 60 in IFIP Working Group 2.1. When the committee decided that the proposal was not a sufficient advance over ALGOL 60, the proposal was published as A contribution to the development of ALGOL. After making small modifications to the language Wirth supervised a high quality implementation for the IBM/360 at Stanford University that was widely distributed.
- award: - Turing Award (For developing a sequence of innovative computer languages, EULER, ALGOL-W, MODULA and PASCAL.), received by Niklaus Wirth
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Michigan Terminal System (1980)
by University of Michigan Computing Center
Procedure-Criented languages ALGOL W is an extension tc AlGCL originally produced by Niklaus jjirth at Stanford University. It was adapted for UTS by the University of ...
£rocedure-Criented languages ALGOL W is an extension to jjLGCL originally ...
by CTI Reviews
ALGOL W is a programming language. It was based on a proposal ...
Computer science, Software engineering by CTI Reviews
ALGOL W: ALGOL W is a programming language. It was based on a proposal for ALGOL X by Niklaus WirthandC. A. R. Hoare as a successor to ALGOL 60 in IFIP Working Group 2.1. When the committee decided that the proposal was not a ...
Discontent with the complexity of ALGOL 68 led Niklaus Wirth to design first ALGOL W and then Pascal (see PASCAL), which almost completely replaced ALGOL in practical use. See (1150 RECURSION; STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING; ...
Volume 1 - Access Methods to Assembly Language and Assemblers by Allen Kent, James G. Williams
H, \VzGsTEiN SUMMARY The report gives a complete defining description of the international algorithmic language ALGOL W). This is a language suitable for expressing a large dass of numerical processes in a form sufficiently concise for ...
A Dictionary of Science (2010)
by Elizabeth A. Martin
The final version, Algol W, was the precursor of Pascal. The name is short for algorithmic language (see ALGORITHM). algorithm A method of solving a problem, involving a finite series of steps. In computing practice the algorithm denotes the ...
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