Fonds UBCA-ARC-1438 - ALGOL 68 fonds

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ALGOL 68 fonds

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  • 1963 - 1983 (Creation)
    ALGOL 68

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46.5 cm of textual materials.

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Algorithmic Language 1968 (ALGOL 68) was an imperative computer programming language developed by computer scientists from around the world. The programming language was highly influential, used by many European defence agencies, and parts of it have been seen in computer languages developed years later. At UBC, John E.L. Peck (known in the ALGOL 68 working group as JELP) took a significant role in creating the language and leading the group as they developed and edited the programming language from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.

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The fonds consists of correspondence between the ALGOL 68 working group members, drafts, working papers, and reports on the language. Fonds also contains a small number of the ALGOL Bulletin and a photo of the working group.

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Acquired by the University Archives from Deborah Wilson of the UBC Computer Science Reading Room in 2005.


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There have been numerous publications about ALGOL 68 – publications within the UBC Library collection, and those not in English are not included in this fonds.

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