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Whetstone Wanderings

  • Brian Wichmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6875)

Abstract

The paper starts with a description of research work undertaken by the author based upon the Whetstone compiler and interpreter. This leads naturally onto the controversial area of the successor to ALGOL 60. The author’s choice would be Ada due to his involvement with the language. Next is a reflection on the Whetstone system made possible by an emulator of the KDF9 computer. Finally, there is a reflection on modern computing which appears to have gone downhill as far as software is concerned.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Wichmann
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  1. 1.Formerly from the National Physical LaboratoryUK

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