Artifact Details

Title

The IBM 701 Speedcoding System

Catalog Number

102663108

Type

Text

Date

1954-01

Author

Backus, John

Publisher

Journal of the ACM (JACM)

Extent

3 p.

Copyright Holder

Association for Computing Machinery

Description

Volume 1, Number 1, pages 4-6. [Posted here by permission of ACM] "Speedcoding is a floating point three-address system which greatly simplifies programming, and checking out a program. Speedcoding provides convenient input-output operations, built-in checking, easy loading and printing. Therefore, Speedcoding reduces programming and testing expenses considerably. These expenses are often a large part of the cost of operating a computing installation. Thus Speedcoding is economical as well as convenient to use."

Category

Article

Collection Title

Fortran Archive

Credit

Gift of Paul McJones

Lot Number

X4115.2007