Abstract

Current views on the programming language Algol assume its European origins. However, the inability to exchange information between computers affected both sides of the Atlantic. Whereas Algol promoters sought to create one universal programming language, other approaches sought to preserve a variety of languages and create a general translation system. Therefore, the polarity was not between programming languages, but uniformity versus diversity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1547
Print ISSN
1058-6180
Pages
pp. 58-68
Launched on MUSE
2010-09-18
Open Access
No
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