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Acta Informatica

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 35–63 | Cite as

The programming language pascal

  • N. Wirth
Article

Summary

A programming language called Pascal is described which was developed on the basis ofAlgol 60. Compared toAlgol 60, its range of applicability is considerably increased due to a variety of data structuring facilities. In view of its intended usage both as a convenient basis to teach programming and as an efficient tool to write large programs, emphasis was placed on keeping the number of fundamental concepts reasonably small, on a simple and systematic language structure, and on efficient implementability. A one-pass compiler has been constructed for the CDC 6000 computer family; it is expressed entirely in terms of Pascal itself.

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Information System Operating System Data Structure Communication Network Information Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Wirth
    • 1
  1. 1.Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Fachgruppe Computer-WissenschaftenZürichSchweiz

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