Annual Review in Automatic Programming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080097633, 9781483184739

Annual Review in Automatic Programming

1st Edition

International Tracts in Computer Science and Technology and Their Application

Editors: Richard Goodman
eBook ISBN: 9781483184739
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 368
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Annual Review in Automatic Programming focuses on the techniques of automatic programming used with digital computers. Topics covered range from the design of machine-independent programming languages to the use of recursive procedures in ALGOL 60. A multi-pass translation scheme for ALGOL 60 is described, along with some commercial source languages. The structure and use of the syntax-directed compiler is also considered.

Comprised of 12 chapters, this volume begins with a discussion on the basic ideas involved in the description of a computing process as a program for a computer, expressed in a formal symbolic language such as ALGOL 60. The emphasis is on the information conveyed by the program constituents (semantics), rather than the particular form used (syntax). Subsequent chapters focus on generalized ALGOL; the design of machine-independent programming languages; JOVIAL, a programming language for real-time command systems; and a complete ALGOL translator, expressed in ALGOL itself. A detailed description of the compiler compiler is also presented, together with the Rapidwrite program. The final chapter is devoted to file processing in SEAL (Standard Electronic Accounting Language).

This monograph will be of interest to computer programmers.

Table of Contents

The Description of Computing Processes: Some Observations on Automatic Programming and ALGOL 60

Generalized ALGOL

On the Design of Machine Independent Programming Languages

The Use of Recursive Procedures in ALGOL 60

JOVIAL—A Programming Language for Real-Line Command Systems

Towards an ALGOL Translator

A Multi-Pass Translation Scheme for ALGOL 60

The Structure and Use of the Syntax Directed Compiler

The Compiler Compiler

Progress in Some Commercial Source Languages


‘File Processing’ in SEAL

Appendix: Two Papers on an ALGOL Translator for the XI

Contents of Volume 1 and Volume 2


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