On the design of programming languages including mini algol 68

  • L. Ammeraal
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 34)


Some general characteristics of ALGOL-like programming languages are introduced. It is discussed what kind of language concepts are useful enough for most users to justify their presence in new languages. As an illustration, Mini ALGOL 68 is proposed as a modest successor of ALGOL 60.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ammeraal
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  1. 1.Mathematical CentreAmsterdamNetherlands

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